Written by CBC News
Feb. 5, 2019, Caledon, Ont. - The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating the extent of the damage after a weekend house explosion in the town of Caledon left one man dead and up to 35 residents displaced. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CityNews
Feb. 5, 2019, Toronto - The City of Toronto says fire safety companies tasked with conducting inspections at three properties in the city have been fined and put on probation for violations of the Ontario Fire Code. CityNews reports. | READ MORE
Written by CP24
Feb. 5, 2019, Toronto - A high-rise building in Etobicoke was without power and water for at least several hours overnight Monday after a hydro vault fire. CP24 News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Canadian Firefighter
Feb. 4, 2019, Hamilton, Ont. - Pike Krpan, a Hamilton firefighter and vice-president of the Fire Service Women Ontario (FSWO) has been nominated for the YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award in Education/Mentorship.

Krpan has been promoting positive change for women in the fire service, not only in her role within FSWO, but also her leading role in Hamilton's Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training), a three-day program that empowers young women and introduces them to firefighting.

The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized awards for women, and honours the achievements of these trailblazers who have displayed their commitment to bettering their communities and making a positive impact.

Pike has been a career firefighter with the City of Hamilton since 2013. She has been a member of FSWO since the beginning of her career. 
Pike rides an engine truck and also has had the opportunity to work in dispatch, rope rescue and also as a driver/pump operator at Hamilton Fire. 

She was the recipient of a full Honeywell Scholarship to FDIC 2016. She studied Pre-Service Firefighter Education at FESTI (Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute) and was hired within six months of her graduation.

Pike is currently a mentor with FSWO's mentorship program and offers assistance to many young women and men considering a career in the fire service. She also acts as a mentor promoting women in firefighting with the Women in Trades program of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. She loves to introduce people to the challenge of firefighting.
Written by Global News
Feb. 4, 2019, Bathurst, N.B. - A Purolator distribution centre in Bathurst, N.B., has been heavily damaged after a fire on Saturday evening. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 4, 2019, Sydney, N.S. - Fire officials say it's too soon to know the extent of the damage to Chants Funeral Home in Sydney following a fire Saturday evening. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 4, 2019, Clarenville, N.L. - Fire has left much of the Wave Hotel and Fitness Centre in Clarenville in rubble, in a blaze so intense that crews remained at the scene for nearly eight hours beginning Saturday night and into Sunday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 1, 2019, Sherbrooke, Que. - An overnight fire has completely destroyed a John Deere tractor dealership and repair shop in Sherbrooke, causing some $3 million in damage. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 1, 2019, Winnipeg - A blaze in a 17-storey Winnipeg highrise apartment building led to one person being hospitalized in unstable condition Thursday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Carey Fredericks
Feb. 1, 2019, Nemaska, Que. - A major fire destroyed the cafeteria and a small convenience store at Quebec's Camp Nemiscau overnight Wednesday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Feb. 1, 2019, Toronto - Toronto firefighters continue to battle a three-alarm fire at a Scarborough recreation centre on Friday. Emergency crews were called to the Agincourt Recreation Centre  just before 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Mission City Record
Jan. 31, 2019, Mission, B.C. - A fire broke out at the Canadian Tire store in Mission on Wednesday night. Mission Fire Rescue Service received a report of the fire at about 6:30 p.m. The Mission City Record reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Jan. 31, 2019, Kemptville, Ont. - Ottawa Fire says a livestock barn on a farm north of Kemptville was not affected by a Wednesday morning fire that started in a machinery barn. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Jan. 31, 2019, St. John's - A fire wiped out at least some of the food donations at the largest food bank in Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday morning. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Jan. 30, 2019 - Canadian first responders are engaging in mental health discussions today in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day. Front line workers like paramedics, police and other emergency service workers are not immune to their own challenges with mental health though they are often considered to be especially resilient. | READ MORE

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