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Alberta department recognized for service

Red Deer Emergency Services (RDES) in Alberta is now the only department in the world with four accreditations in fire and medical services. The department was recognized for receiving the Emergency Fire Dispatch Accredited Centre of Excellence accreditation at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 24. The accreditation was awarded in February and acknowledges […]

Oakville Fire Auto Extrication Team selected to compete in France

Apr. 15, 2019, Oakville, Ont. – The Oakville Fire Department Auto Extrication team has been selected by the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee to represent Canada and the U.S. at the World Rescue Organization Challenge in La Rochelle, France this September. The team is comprised of professional firefighters who develop their skills, represent their department and […]

Kelowna officer to help children in Ethiopia

Gayanne Pacholzuk, a fire prevention officer with the Kelowna Fire Department in British Columbia, will be bringing the message of fire safety to elementary school children in Ethiopia in November. Pacholzuk is joining a medical team from RESTOR International that is going to the African country to provide free, life-altering surgeries to children and young […]

Toronto Fire Services launches ad campaign

Toronto Fire Services has launched an advertising and public education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers in the Parkdale area of the city to stop tossing their cigarette butts. Data shows that Parkdale, over a five-year period, had more fires started from careless smoking than any other area of Toronto. Many of these fires occurred on […]

Nova Scotia department wins new turnout gear

The New Victoria Fire Department in Nova Scotia has been named one of the winners of the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway program. The program is a partnership of Globe by MSA, DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council. The department will get four new sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear. “Our members are dedicated […]

Fire departments issue warning about fake inspector

Feb. 3, 2017, Barrie, Ont. – Barrie and Springwater fire services are warning businesses and home owners to be on alert for a fake fire inspector known to frequent the area. The fire department in Springwater was recently made aware of an unlicensed person claiming to be a fire inspector. The fire department said his […]