The city of Hamilton dealt with 11 fire-related deaths in 2016 - this is a record number since the 1980s. As a result, the local fire department is implementing a program aimed at increasing preventative fire safety measures in the city. They will be targeting homes who do not have functional fire alarms. In addition, the department is looking at educational measures: many local fires are the result of behaviours such as smoking in improper and unsafe areas and careless activity in the kitchen.
Jenifer Ponce, then only 7 years old, knew what to do when her downstairs neighbor's apartment caught fire in the middle of the night in January 2015.
Toronto's new fire chief, Matthew Pegg, says when word went out he had been appointed to the top job, he couldn’t use his phone anymore, because of the seemingly unending number of alerts that kept it buzzing.
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Pickering Fire Services is once again teaming up with fire departments across Durham Region for the Get Real Durham! spring fire education campaign.
Forty local elementary school students will learn all about fire safety during a six-week Junior Firefighter program offered by the Saugeen Shores Fire Department, April 26 - May 31.
If you ask a child who their heroes in the community are, they’ll likely mention the local firefighters.