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B.C. firefighter receives medal of bravery

Capt. Kit Little, a North Vancouver firefighter was honoured on Monday for risking his life to save an elderly woman trapped in an apartment fire in June 2016.

Massive pileup, chemical spill on Highway 401 leaves one dead

One person has died and dozens were taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle collision that led to a chemical spill and closed Highway 401 for hours east of Brockville. Over 30 vehicles were involved in the crash early Tuesday afternoon, including a transport truck carrying a toxic chemical.

Mississauga, firefighters headed to arbitration

The City of Mississauga and its firefighters are headed into battle over financial compensation. The previous labour contract expired in December 2014 and local union president Chris Varcoe said the prospect of reaching a negotiated settlement is long past. Interest arbitration is now underway.

B.C. invests over $80 million in emergency preparedness

The British Columbia government will spend $80 million this year in emergency programs, up from the $65 million it spent last year. B.C. minister of state for emergency preparedness, Naomi Yamamoto, says the increased funding will go to the Union of B.C. Municipalities to establish disaster response and recovery programs, including mapping evacuation routes.
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B.C. to require sprinklers for wood-frame buildings

B.C. government announced that fire sprinklers will be required on balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings effective July 20. The changes to the B.C. Building Code come on the heels of the Paddington Station fire that destroyed the top floor of an upscale multi-unit complex in Langley City in late 2016. » Read more...

Hearing dates set for firefighters accused of arson

On Wednesday, preliminary hearing dates were set for two former firefighters with the Florence Volunteer Fire Department in Nova Scotia. They are facing numerous arson offences. » Read more...

Fire destroys Saint John apartment buildings

Two, two-storey brick apartment buildings in Saint John, N.B. were destroyed by a major fire that started in one of the uptown buildings. Nearly 15 people and their pets have been displaced as a result. » Read more...

Residents, firefighter injured in high-rise fire

Four people were injured in an overnight fire at a London high-rise apartment building this past Sunday. One of the residents suffered serious injury from smoke inhalation and remains in critical but stable condition. » Read more...

Wildland urban interface conference

March 21-23, 2017
Location: Reno, Nev.
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association championships

March 24-April 2, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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