Volunteer firefighters face delays in booking tests in Ontario to operate fire trucks Toronto Star   A northern Ontario municipality’s attempt to boost its roster of fire truck drivers is being stymied by a backlog of road tests,... Read more >
Welland fire chief excited about efficiencies built into new headquarters The Standard   As work continues on new headquarters for Welland’s fire department, people might notice the windows facing East Main Street sit high on the... Read more >
Belsito, David Joseph SooToday.com   March 6, 1963-November 14, 2021.   Dave has entered the kingdom of Heaven; the Lord Jesus Christ has taken him home. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dave on... Read more >
Brampton considers banning individual firework celebrations due to surge in complaints after Diwali insauga.com   The City of Brampton could do away with individual fireworks due to an increase in the number of by-law infractions that... Read more >
City worker charged with River Road arson attack was a firefighter whose previous home burned down CBC News   The city fleet supervisor charged with arson in the fire that damaged the clubhouse at the River Road Golf Course used to be a... Read more >
County names new chief Belleville The Intelligencer   Prince Edward County has named a replacement for its vacant fire chief position.   It has been confirmed Chad Brown will fill the position, moving into the chief’s... Read more >
Fergus Zehrs closed after compressor explosion, release of Freon gas The Wellington Advertiser   FERGUS – The Zehrs grocery store at 800 Tower Street is closed after what is being described as an explosion in the store’s... Read more >
First Responders Parade coming to a neighbourhood near you CochraneToday.ca   The second annual First Responders Parade to collect donations for the Cochrane Activettes is coming to a neighbourhood near you. The parade will be hitting... Read more >
Mental-health struggles prevalent in first responders The Peterborough Examiner   First responders suffer from mental-health struggles at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, experts say. Those working on the front lines... Read more >
No injuries reported, officials continue to investigate after explosion in Coniston Timmins The Daily Press   Officials are investigating after an explosion in a shipping container at GFL Environmental on Smelter Road in Coniston early... Read more >