Monthly Archives: July 2017

Defence knew of firefighting foam dangers at Queensland base in 1991, class action alleges – The Guardian

The Guardian Defence knew of firefighting foam dangers at Queensland base in 1991, class action allegesThe GuardianBut Shine Lawyers, which is running the class action, alleges Defence knew of the potential risks of using firefighting foam at the site much earlier. In 1991 Defence conducted an internal investigation into the “waste disposal practices” at the […]

First Nations in BC call for more control over firefighting, federal funding – CBC.ca

CBC.ca First Nations in BC call for more control over firefighting, federal fundingCBC.caFirst Nations in the path of British Columbia’s forests fires say to protect their communities they need equal funding and recognition of their expertise that is granted to other emergency response organizations. The Assembly of First Nations adopted a …and more » Powered by WPeMatico

First Nations in BC call for more control over firefighting, funding – CTV News

CTV News First Nations in BC call for more control over firefighting, fundingCTV NewsVANCOUVER — First Nations in the path of British Columbia’s forests fires say to protect their communities they need equal funding and recognition of their expertise that is granted to other emergency response organizations. The Assembly of First …and more » Powered by […]

Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt BC firefighting – The Province

The Province Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt BC firefightingThe ProvinceBut if such behaviour continues to be a problem, they may need to implement area closures around fire sites, on lakes and in the backcountry, Skrepnek added. Those caught interfering with firefighting operations or burning a campfire during a …BC Wildfire Service warns against interfering […]

Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt firefighting efforts – Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt firefighting effortsVancouver SunThose caught interfering with firefighting operations or burning a campfire during a prohibition face fines of $1,150. “I don’t think they’re intentionally trying to impede operations,” Krepnek said. “I think what it could be in many situations is just …and more » Powered by WPeMatico

Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt BC firefighting efforts – Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun Vandals, thieves and outdoor enthusiasts disrupt BC firefighting effortsVancouver SunBut if such behaviour continues to be a problem, they may need to implement area closures around fire sites, on lakes and in the backcountry, Skrepnek added. Those caught interfering with firefighting operations or burning a campfire during a …Thieves and off-road motorists slowing […]

Thieves and off-road motorists slowing down firefighting efforts – CFJC Today Kamloops

CFJC Today Kamloops Thieves and off-road motorists slowing down firefighting effortsCFJC Today KamloopsChief Provincial Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says they’ve seen a recent increase in thieves stealing hoses and water pumps in areas where crews are battling wildfires. He says the issue has been particularly bad in the Cariboo region. RCMP and … Powered by WPeMatico

The Week in Photos: From Sorting Voter Cards in Senegal to Firefighting in France – Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard The Week in Photos: From Sorting Voter Cards in Senegal to Firefighting in FrancePacific StandardPope Francis blesses the crowd attending the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on July 23rd, 2017. (Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images). A fire-fighting Canadair aircraft flies to drop water over a fire near Carros … Powered […]

‘Professional fire fighting has saved Rs240bn’ – The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune ‘Professional fire fighting has saved Rs240bn’The Express TribuneDr Rizwan said the role of a fire rescuer was imperative before, during and after a fire emergency. “Fire rescuers should remain physically fit, equipped with modern fire fighting techniques and polish their management skills,” he said. He added that … Powered by WPeMatico