Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rise in fast-burning fires heats up calls for residential sprinklers

Jan. 15, 2018, Ottawa – Burned-out homes and distraught families are often all that’s left in the wake of a new breed of house fire that feeds off flammable furniture and open-concept designs. Those fires, which chew through homes with frightening speed, are prompting firefighters and fire-prevention groups in Canada to push for the installation […]

Consultant to investigate morale issues at Essex fire department

Jan. 12, 2018, Essex, Ont. – A controversial decision to suspend a long-time volunteer firefighter in Essex for several weeks without pay was the final straw that triggered an independent review of morale issues in the fire department, according to town councillor Randy Voakes. The Windsor Star reports. | READ MORE (RSS generated with FetchRss) […]