False alarms account for nearly half the calls to TBM fire department CollingwoodToday.ca   The Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) is hoping to reduce the number of false alarm calls made to its fire department. “One thing that is... Read more >
Fatal fires on the rise this year, Midland-Penetanguishene fire chief says OrilliaMatters.com   Since Jan. 1, fire fatalities across Ontario increased by 65 per cent compared to the same time last year, with 17 Ontarians dying in fires... Read more >
Fireworks fizzled out in Port Colborne Niagara Falls Review   Ahead of Victoria Day weekend would normally be prime season for fireworks sales in Port Colborne, but this year the pandemic has put a lid on those plans. The Port Colborne... Read more >
Grimsby updates bylaws regarding Grimsby Fire Department, regulating and prohibiting the sale of fireworks NiagaraThisWeek.com   Grimsby updated the bylaw governing the Grimsby Fire Department as well the bylaw prohibiting and... Read more >
WINDSOR ANNOUNCES VULNERABLE PERSONS REGISTRY FOR THOSE WHO NEED AN EXTRA HAND AM800   The City of Windsor announced a new system Wednesday to help those who may need extra assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation. The ... Read more >
Build an emergency kit and #PrepareYourSelfie this week OrilliaMatters.com   NEWS RELEASE PENETANGUISHENE FIRE DEPARTMENT/MIDLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT ************************* The Penetanguishene Fire Department and Midland Fire... Read more >
Call volume down for Oshawa Fire Services The Oshawa Express   Oshawa’s fire chief says while there has been a slight increase in certain calls, overall call volume was down for the first quarter. “We did see an increase... Read more >
Fire destroys Elmira home for those with intellectual disabilities  CTV   KITCHENER -- Five residents are looking for another place to live after their Elmira group home was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday afternoon. The home,... Read more >
Fire Fatalities up 65% in Ontario in 2020 NetNewsLedger.com   THUNDER BAY – Since January 1, 2020, fire fatalities across Ontario have increased by 65% compared to the same time last year. There have been 17 people in Ontario... Read more >
Firefighters adapt in age of COVID-19 Brantford The Expositor    The death of a firefighter in early April highlighted how COVID-19 has changed things. Normally, area firefighters would have taken part in a major funeral for Rob... Read more >