New Wollaston fire chief speaks of legacy and pride - The new volunteer fire chief for the Township of Wollaston Rick Middleton has been selected, and the announcement was made at the July 23 regular council meeting. Middleton was invited to attend... Read more >
Smoke alarm fines upheld in court. SIDEBAR Convictions • Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smith, 61, died after a fire at a Blake Street townhouse on May 29, 2012. She was found inside the unit at 371 Blake St., and another... Read more >
Gravenhurst Fire Department looking for new firefighters - At this time of year, fire crews in Cottage Country are called to deal with all kinds of emergencies: from fires to car accidents to storm damage.   It’s a big job for small... Read more >
While their popularity soars, illuminated paper lanterns increasingly banned across Canada as ‘serious fire hazards’ - The illuminated paper lanterns are meant to float in the air much like hot air balloons. They’re a stunning... Read more >
Local News: The Town of Cobourg Welcomes New Deputy Fire Chief Gene Thompson - The vacancy was created when Mike Vilneff was hired as Fire Chief to replace retired Allen Mann (Cobourg, ON) July 22, 2013 – Gene Thompson, who has served for 27... Read more >
Woman found dead after fire near Nipigon, Ont. - Investigators probing cause of house fire, as well as cause of death for victim. The Ontario Provincial Police say a 66-year-old woman is dead after a house fire west of Nipigon, Ont. In a news... Read more >
In case of fire, get out and stay out: Brampton Fire Chief - Since this past February, house fires in Brampton have resulted in $2.5 million in property loss. Firefighters are seeing a troubling and frustrating trend – residents trying to... Read more >
Fire chief readying for retirement - ESSA TWP - Fire Chief Paul Macdonald is hopeful the township will be able to find a successor within the fire department to take over his position when he retires later this year. Macdonald, who has been fire... Read more >
LaSalle fire chief honours past at new fire hall - Wanting to ensure the past is honoured while the future is embraced, LaSalle fire department Chief Dave Sutton has made sure some special mementos made the move to the department’s new home.... Read more >
11 people rescued as East Chinatown blaze destroys building - A 100-year-old building has been destroyed and several of its tenants were left homeless after a quick-spreading fire broke out in East Chinatown early Saturday. Fire crews were called... Read more >