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Vancouver ponders tax hike to battle fentanyl crisis

The City of Vancouver is looking for ways to fund its response to a record number of drug overdoses, including a property tax hike. The fire department wants to hire 16 more firefighters for its busy downtown east side hall which, in November, responded to more than 1,200 calls.

Edmonton considers equipping firefighter with overdose antidote

IntEdmonton fire Chief Ken Block is looking into the cost and benefits of outfitting fire crews with naloxone, the treatment drug for opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil, the latter of which has killed 14 people in the past two months in Alberta.
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Ontario firefighters critical of paramedic response times

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik reports on the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters’ Association’s release of a video that criticizes paramedic response times, and the B.C. Court of Appeal ordering a new trial for a former fire chief convicted of sexual assault. » Read more...
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Tanker truck involved in fatal collision

RCMP in Whitecourt are investigating after a tanker truck collided with an SUV early Friday morning, killing the female driver. Firefighters in Whitecourt were responding to fire call in a rural area west of Whitecourt at around 6 a.m. » Read more...

New station opens two years after arson fire

The North York Regional Fire Department in New Brunswick opened its new station in Millville Saturday, more than two years after the building and some of its contents were destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set. » Read more...

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