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Forest fire suppression measures can actually increase risks around communities, scientist says

A federal forest fire scientist has come to a paradoxical conclusion, finding that fire suppression measures in recent decades have actually increased the fire danger in some northern communities.

Wildfire preparedness project launched by Cheslatta Carrier Nation near Burns Lake, B.C.

The devastating effects of wildfires in British Columbia have shaken the rural communities over the past few years. Cheslatta Carrier Nation, which is located on the southside of Burns Lake, brainstormed over ideas to combat these wildfires and come up with an initial emergency response — the result of which is eight wildfire equipment trailers and one industrial trailer.

Three firefighters injured in home explosion northeast of Toronto

Durham Regional Police said they were called Tuesday around 10:20 a.m. to a home in the Township of Scugog, north of Port Perry, after receiving reports of a house fire and subsequent explosion.
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Fit for Duty: Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race

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Extrication Tips: Exposing the weakness – Part 1

The constant innovation and technological changes within the automotive industry always challenge us, so we must study and learn from manufacturers in order to truly identify weaknesses that we can use to our advantage. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Fire destroys historic church is Pass Lake, Ont.

Fire has destroyed a historic church in the community of Pass Lake, east of Thunder Bay. Salem Lutheran Church and an attached hall were consumed by flames early Tuesday morning. » Read more

Fire marshal’s office investigating Brantford, Ont., apartment fire

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate an early-morning fire Tuesday in Brantford. Firefighters said they were called to the building, which houses four apartments, just after midnight and upon arrival found smoke and flames coming from the upper floor. » Read more

Canadian firefighter rescued after falling into Niagara River

A firefighter who was swept into the rushing water of the lower Niagara River on Saturday while attempting to rescue a male in distress was himself rescued by a marine unit downstream. » Read more

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Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
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