Vancouver firefighters respond to two “sudden and suspicious” deaths

June 13, 2017, Vancouver – Police are investigating two suspicious deaths and fire crews are responding to a potential hazardous materials situation at an apartment in Vancouver. Capt. Jonathan Gormick says Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services were called to a residential building in east Vancouver and arrived to find the bodies of two people who […]

Firefighting drones prepare to swoop in Los Angeles, pending approval – StateScoop (registration)

StateScoop (registration) Firefighting drones prepare to swoop in Los Angeles, pending approvalStateScoop (registration)The expense of the firefighting drones themselves vary greatly, ranging from around $13,000 to $85,000 for vehicles with more advanced capabilities like those used by the New York City Fire Department that can detect heat with infrared cameras. Powered by WPeMatico

Chief reacts to Fort McMurray report

June 12, 2017, Fort McMurray, Alta. – On Thursday a pair of government reports describe a chaotic, disorganized emergency response in Fort McMurray, Alta., during the devastating wildfire last spring. “Obviously, in reflection, we can all agree [the response] wasn’t soon enough,” said Jody Butz, chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s municipal fire […]

Kaleden fire chief retires after nearly 50 years

June 12, 2017, Penticton, B.C. – After almost a half century of service to her community, Darlene Bailey is stepping down as chief of the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department in British Columbia. As chief, Bailey worked to establish effective operational procedures, creating pre-fire response plans and a robust records management system. Bailey worked for 27 […]

Crane climbing becomes dangerous trend after Toronto rescue

June 12, 2017, Toronto – Toronto-area police are warning the public about the dangers of climbing construction cranes, noting that the practice has become adangerous trend. Police in York Region say they’ve charged four different groups of youth and young adults who they’ve found climbing cranes at construction sites over the past two months. The […]

New firefighting recruit is also Australian boxing champion – New firefighting recruit is also Australian boxing for Emergency Services Troy Grant said: “These men and women are joining one of the most professional, skilled and advanced firefighting services in the world”. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter welcomed the first recruits sworn in since he … Powered by WPeMatico

Fallen firefighter ‘was passionate about firefighting’ – Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News Fallen firefighter ‘was passionate about firefighting‘Eyewitness NewsCAPE TOWN – The family of a volunteer firefighter who died while battling a wildfire that is currently ravaging parts of the Southern Cape says he was passionate about firefighting. Twenty-four-year-old Bradley Richards succumbed to his injuries in …#KnysnaFire – Outlook optimistic as weather improvesIndependent OnlineDeath Toll […]