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City feels heat over firehouse crests

DAVID ANDREATTASPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAILPUBLISHED DECEMBER 24, 2007UPDATED APRIL 26, 2018 They adorn ladder trucks, firehouse fatigues, T-shirts and baseball caps, and together weave a historical tapestry of the Toronto Fire Services, an institution with roots more than a century old in some neighbourhoods. Firehouse crests, seals of pride identifying individual stations, have […]

Ontario fire marshal wants to promote safety and diversity

Jon Pegg, Ontario’s newly installed fire marshal, says he’s excited about working to protect firefighters and the public and promoting diversity in the fire service. “I look forward to working with and hearing from our many stakeholders on the many challenges they face and coming up with collaborative and creative ways to address those problems,” […]

Vector Solutions acquires Halligan

Vector Solutions, a leader in industry-focused eLearning and performance support solutions, announced Feb. 6, 2019 that it has acquired Halligan, the innovative developers of a leading mobile application for public safety agencies that streamlines routine maintenance inspections of trucks, tools, medical supplies, drugs, and other items logged in inventory records. The addition of Halligan comes […]

Stipends Available for Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstrations

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada (HFSC) is awarding stipends to 20 qualifying fire departments that demonstrate a plan to conduct a community event featuring a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration. The stipend can be used to purchase materials to build a new display, rehab an existing display, produce educational materials distributed at the […]

Law would improve firefighter safety

Perth-Wellington MP Randy Pettapiece has re-introduced the Rea and Walter Act (Truss and Lightweight Construction Identification) at Queen’s Park in an effort to improve firefighter safety. The Act, known as Bill 33, will require commercial and industrial buildings, as well as certain multi-family dwellings using truss and lightweight construction (TLC), to be marked by an […]

MSA completes acquisition of Globe

Aug. 1, 2017 – Fire-service equipment provider MSA has completed its $215-million acquisition of gear maker Globe. MSA chairman and CEO William Lambert said Monday the transaction boosts the company’s position as a leader in the North American market for firefighter personal protective equipment . “Globe is a highly recognized and respected brand of firefighter […]