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British Columbia extends state of emergency

British Columbia's new government is extending the state of emergency for two more weeks, as wildfires continue to burn in province's Interior. Premier John Horgan said his government's first priority is to support the more than 45,000 people displaced by the fires. The current state of emergency expires Friday.

Man arrested after threatening firefighter’s life

RCMP have arrested a man and seized several guns after a firefighter's life was threatened in Williams Lake, B.C. The firefighter was approached by a group of men on Monday, who were upset by back-burning in the area. The suspect had allegedly been armed with a handgun, which officers seized along with six rifles found in his vehicle. According to RCMP, the man is facing undisclosed criminal charges.

British Columbia firefighters receive care packages from Fort Mac

Residents of Fort McMurray, Atla., have been sending pickup trucks and tractor trailers filled with food, water and hygiene products to wildfire victims in British Columbia. Fort Mac volunteers have also sent firefighting equipment to volunteer departments in McLeese Lake, Tyee Lake and Horsefly. The departments received gear, foam, shovels, axes, hoses, backpack pumps and fuel, as part of these care packages.
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Feature 1

Stretching from the standpipe

In the April issue of Canadian Firefighter, columnist Tim Llewellyn discussed various responder roles at standpipe incidents. As Llewellyn writes, there are multiple ways to properly stretch from the standpipe. » Learn more
Feature 2

Throwing SHADE on your size-up

Canadian Firefighter columnist Chad Roberts continues his discussion of pre-planning for extrication incidents. In the July issue, the focus shifts to proper size-up procedures once at the scene. » Learn more

London struggling to keep up with inspections

The fire chief in London, Ont., says the city is struggling to keep up with inspections due to understaffing. During a city council meeting Tuesday, Chief John Kobarda said there are nearly 7,000 buildings with rental units that the fire department has to yet inspect. » Read more...

Owen Sound hires new deputy chief

The City of Owen Sound has hired a new deputy fire chief. According to a city hall news release, Michael Clark, who was previously the fire chief in Brampton, Ont., begins his new role July 24. Clark was awarded fire chief of the year by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs in 2016. » Read more...

Officials investigate early morning marina fire

At least three boats were damaged in a marina fire east of Ottawa early Thursday morning. The call came in at 4:30 a.m. at Oziles’ Marina and Tackle Shop and firefighters controlled the blaze by 6 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown, but is being investigated. The Ministry of the Environment and the Canadian Coast Guard were also notified. » Read more...

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