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Written by The Ottawa Citizen
Nov. 9, 2018, Gatineau, Que. - Construction work is being blamed for a fire Thursday morning at Gatineau’s École secondaire Mont-Bleu, already closed due to a fire that broke out during the September tornadoes. Gatineau firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 10 a.m. to battle flames in a roof area at the rear of the building. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 9, 2018, Iqaluit - An early morning fire on Thursday at the Northmart store in Iqaluit forced the evacuation of nearby homes as crews worked to put out the blaze and respond to other fires reported in the area. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Review
Nov. 8, 2018, Brownsburg-Chatham, Que. - Tension between Brownsburg-Chatham council and the town’s firefighters was high at the November 6 council meeting, held at the Louis-Renaud Community Centre in St-Philippe. Claiming budget restraints, council has decided to terminate seven new volunteer firefighters who had recently joined the department. The Review reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Ottawa Citizen
Nov. 8, 2018, Killaloe, Ont. - Provincial police say an investigation has begun after a body was recovered from the scene of a house fire near Killaloe on Wednesday. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
Nov. 8, 2018, Edmonton - Police say a 21-year-old man is dead following two explosions at a county office in a bedroom community just east of Edmonton.
Written by Mississauga.com
Nov. 7, 2018, Mississauga, Ont. - A woman has been rushed to hospital with serious smoke inhalation injuries after a fire ripped through a condominium complex near Square One on Tuesday morning. Mississauga.com reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 7, 2018, South Freetown, P.E.I. - Crews from five different fire departments spent hours Monday night and Tuesday morning putting out a house fire in South Freetown. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Guelph Today
Nov. 7, 2018, Mount Forest, Ont. - High winds hampered firefighting efforts at a large barn fire south east of Mount Forest Tuesday. Guelph Today reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Nov. 6, 2018, Calgary - Emergency crews were called to a fire on an upper floor at a residential building in the downtown core on Monday morning. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Durhamregion.com
Nov. 6, 2018, Oshawa, Ont. - Oshawa Fire Services says both the landlord as well as two residents are facing charges under the province’s fire code following a deadly fire earlier this year that killed two adults and two children. Durhamregion.com reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Nov. 6, 2018, Winnipeg - Friendly Family Farms in St. Boniface caught fire Monday afternoon, sending thick black smoke across the neighbourhood. Fire crews were called to the scene at about 1:15 p.m. to battle the blaze at the oil seed processing plant. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 5, 2018, Windham, Ont. - A man's body was found inside a burnt house in Norfolk County on Saturday, Ontario Provincial Police say. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 5, 2018, Yarmouth, N.S. - Several fire departments in southwestern Nova Scotia are opting out of a fire dispatch service run by the fire department in Yarmouth, N.S. It's not that they are unhappy with the service, it's the price that is now being requested. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 5, 2018, Sackville, N.B. - A fire Sunday at Salem Elementary School in Sackville, N.B., was quickly extinguished by emergency crews, but it did damage to the roof. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Nov. 5, 2018, Abbotsford, B.C. - Investigators in Abbotsford say multiple cars were deliberately set on fire Saturday night at an autobody shop. Firefighters rushed to Overseas Autobody around 11:30 and spent an hour putting out flames that had engulfed up to 15 vehicles, according to witnesses. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Cape Breton Post
Nov. 5, 2018, Howie Centre, N.S. - A structural fire has destroyed the service and parts area of the Howie Centre Irving Mainway and Service Centre on Sunday. The Cape Breton Post reports. | READ MORE
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
Nov. 2, 2018, Toronto, Ont. - October 31st marked the end of 2018’s wildland fire season. With more than 1,000 wildland fires in central and northern Ontario, 2018 was one of the busiest fire seasons in the province's history.

To meet this challenge, the government has so far provided an additional $100 million in funding to successfully combat these blazes and keep Ontarians safe.

"We recognized the real threat these fires posed to the public, and to the communities and private property in the affected areas, and we took action to respond immediately," said Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Ontario is an internationally recognized leader in wildland fire management. Vital operational support assisted Ontario crews, and those who offered their help from beyond Ontario's borders. The Minister is grateful for the provinces and territories, Parks Canada, the United States and Mexico who joined the fight against Ontario's fires.

"This was a challenging season, but I am proud to report, all active fires are officially out thanks to the hard work of our brave frontline crews. Their dedication, courage and perseverance kept affected communities safe, and the Government for the People's continued commitment and support gave firefighters on the ground and in the air what they needed to get the job done safely and successfully," Yurek said.
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
Nov. 2, 2018, Winnipeg, Man. - The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3 Canada Limited, announced 10 Saskatchewan fire departments will receive vital grain-rescue equipment.

BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program, is supported by sponsors like G3. These sponsorship dollars have helped build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit, develop BeGrainSafe resources, raise awareness on grain hazards, and train firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

G3, in addition to the $75,000 already committed to BeGrainSafe, has donated $25,000 towards the purchase of grain-rescue equipment for 10 fire departments in Saskatchewan.

- Leader and District Fire Department
- Humboldt Fire Department
- Melville Fire and Rescue
- Churchbridge Fire Rescue
- Eston Volunteer Fire Department
- Caronport Fire and Rescue
- RM of Swift Current Fire
- City of Estevan Fire Rescue Services
- Beechy and District Fire Hall
- Nipawan Fire Department will all receive a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL auger.

“Having a grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication greatly increases the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment,” says Robert Gobeil CASA’s Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist. “Thanks to G3, this equipment will be available in areas throughout Saskatchewan.”

“Safety is our number one priority at G3 both for our employees and the communities where we live and work,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We have a valuable partnership with CASA and its BeGrainSafe program and this added funding will do even more to enhance safety.”

The grain rescue tube and portable auger are essential in rescuing a grain entrapment victim. The grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the rest of the grain and the auger allows rescuers to quickly move grain away from the victim. The ten fire departments will receive this equipment after the completion of the BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Rescue Training course.

For more information about BeGrainSafe, visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Written by Global News
Nov. 2, 2018, Burnaby, B.C. - A man has died after being pulled from a burning duplex in Burnaby on Wednesday evening. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Times Colonist
Nov. 2, 2018, Victoria, B.C. - Fire inspectors and Victoria police are investigating three suspicious fires within a two-block radius on Halloween night. There were no injuries, but the estimated damage to property is over $100,000. The Times Colonist reports. | READ MORE

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