Written by The Edmonton Journal
Mar. 20, 2019, Edmonton - Edmonton fire crews battled a blaze at an Alberta Environmental Rubber Products plant in the city’s northwest Tuesday. Crews responded to alarms shortly after 12:30 p.m. Maya Filipovic, Edmonton fire spokeswoman, said nine crews along with the hazmat unit had the blaze under control and were cleaning up hot spots shortly after 2 p.m. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Written by CityNews
Mar. 20, 2019, Mississauga, Ont. - Three people, including a child, are in hospital after a fire broke out at a low-rise apartment building in Mississauga overnight Tuesday. CityNews reports. | READ MORE
Written by Rocky Mountain Outlook
Mar. 20, 2019, Stoney Nakoda, Alta. - The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department is no longer responding to emergency calls on the First Nation reserve after its fire chief unexpectedly resigned last week, leaving 3,700 residents vulnerable to emergencies. Rocky Mountain Outlook reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Mar. 20, 2019, New Minas, N.S. - An older commercial building in New Minas, N.S., has been destroyed by fire. Fire crews from New Minas, Kentville, Greenwich, Wolfville, and Port Williams responded to the fire just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 20, 2019, Vernon, B.C. - A B.C. arbitration board has ordered the City of Vernon to reinstate two employees who were fired last year after they were caught having sexual relations in the fire chief's office. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Mar. 19, 2019, Deer Lake, N.L. - A store that's only been open for a few months in Deer Lake was completely decimated by a fire Sunday night, leaving its owner struggling to comprehend the loss. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CityNews
Mar. 19, 2019, Vancouver - A large fire at a Vancouver warehouse Monday night on West 4th and Ontario looked bad, but fire crews knocked it down quickly. CityNews Vancouver reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Mar. 19, 2019, Surrey, B.C. - A fire at a South Surrey townhouse on Monday afternoon has left three people in hospital. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Grant Cameron
The 2019 application period for MSA’s annual Globe Gear Giveaway is now open.

Thirteen fire departments will each receive four sets of new state-of-the-art turnout gear, for a total of 52 sets.

A department from Canada has won gear almost every year since the program’s inception in 2012. The New Victoria Fire Department in Nova Scotia was one of the winners of gear in 2018.

The program is a partnership of Globe by MSA, DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council. 

Now in its eighth year, the program works to enhance the safety and capabilities of small-town fire departments across the U.S. and Canada. Winners will be announced monthly throughout the year

To be eligible to apply, departments must meet the following criteria:

·      be all-volunteer or mostly-volunteer (more than 50 per cent)

·      serve a population of 25,000 or less

·      be located in the U.S. or Canada and legally organized under state/province law

·      demonstrate a need for the gear

·      department or person applying must be a member of the NVFC

To help departments meet the membership criteria, MSA will provide a complimentary NVFC membership to the first 500 applicants.

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

To date, the program has delivered 455 sets of turnout gear to 95 fire departments.

Click here to learn more about the program.

MSA Safety Incorporated manufactures and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. DuPont makes safety products and materials that protect people. The NVFC is an association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.

Written by Tbnewswatch
Mar. 18, 2019, Thunder Bay, Ont. - An executive with the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association has blasted the City of Thunder Bay for its strategic planning process, which he called flawed, biased and rushed. Tbnewswatch reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Mar. 18, 2019, Montreal - A three-alarm fire gutted the interior of a historic church in Montreal's Ville-Marie borough Saturday night. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Mar. 18, 2019, Kenora, Ont. - Kenora OPP says one man was found dead in a fire in downtown Kenora shortly before noon on Sunday. Police, Kenora Fire and Ambulance crews were on scene Sunday. OPP say no one else was injured in the blaze. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Chronicle Herald
Mar. 18, 2019, West Pubnico, N.S. - With large chunks of burning nacelle components and melting fibreglass blades falling from 80 metres above, there wasn't much the West Pubnico Fire Department could do when a wind turbine fire was reported the afternoon of March 15. The Chronicle Herald reports. | READ MORE
Written by SooToday
Mar. 15, 2019, Goulais, Ont. - Algoma District volunteer fire and rescue teams will be replacing some old equipment soon, thanks to funding received through Jenny's Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Services Equiment Grants. SooToday reports. | READ MORE
Written by Blackburn News
Mar. 15, 2019, Hensall, Ont. - The Office of the Ontario Fire Marhsal was called to assist with an investigation after a fire Wednesday afternoon at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch hall in Hensall. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE

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