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Public Education and Fire Safety

Spike in House Fires Sparks Conversation on Safety Breakfast Television

Owen Sound’s Fire Chief Issues Reminder About Smoke Detectors after Fatal Fire in Oshawa Owen Sound Sun Times

Replace Your Fire Alarm Batteries, Fire Chief Warns Mitchell Advocate

Caledon Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms Amid News of Recent Fatal Fires Caledon Enterprise

Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms, Practice Home Fire Escape Plans My Kawartha

Petawawa Fire Shares Report and Offers Prevention Tips Pembroke Daily Observer

Huron Fire Chiefs Urge Residents to Check Smoke Alarms Blackburn News

Fire Service Offers Advice for Dealing with Extreme Winter My Kawartha

Fire Danger Increases in Winter Simcoe Reformer

Several Townhouse Units Where Fire Occurred Had No Working Alarms Hamilton Spectator

Oshawa Fire Tragedy Should Be Call to Action, Fire Chief Says New Hamburg Independent

Niagara Falls Fire Department Issues Safety Reminder CHCH News

In Wake of Deadly Oshawa Fire, Cornwall Chief Emphasizes Safety Cornwall Seaway News

Huron County Fire Chief Urge Residents to Install Smoke Alarms, Practice Fire Escape Plans in Wake of Oshawa Fatal Fire Southwestern Ontario News

South Huron Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms Southwestern Ontario News

Gravenhurst Fire Department Offers Free Smoke, CO Detectors Muskoka Region News

Smoke and CO Alarms Available in Gravenhurst Without Cost Muskoka 411

Prepared for Winter Fires Kenora Online

Crystal Beach Ice Caves Reformed, Fire Department Urges Caution From Public Niagara This Week

Lake Erie Ice Caves ‘Underwhelming” Welland Tribune

Extreme Winter Conditions Pose Their Own Fire Hazards My Kawartha

Wainfleet Fire Chief Cautions Proper Use of Space Heaters After Another Fire Welland Tribune

‘It’s Extremely Dangerous’: Residents Seen Walking, Skating on Partially-Frozen Toronto Harbour Global News

Drivers Reminded to Move Over for Emergency Vehicles and Tow Trucks – it’s the Law Renfrew Today

Ice Conditions Still Not Yet Safe for Snowmobiles Sudbury Police Say CBC News

Research Reports, Articles, and Resources

NFPA Report Home Structure Fires Involving Decorations

NFPA Report Smoke Detector Spacing for High Ceiling Spaces

NFPA Report Non-Destructive Assessment of Outer Shell Degradation for Firefighter Turnouts

OFMEM Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) Master Plan 2017

OFMEM Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

20th Anniversary of the Ice Storm of 1998

Slideshow: Looking Back on the Ice Storm of ’98 Cornwall Seaway News

Fighting the Darkness: How the 1998 Ice Storm Crippled the Capital For Weeks CBC News

Q&A – Former PM Jean Chrétien Looks Back on the 1998 Ice Storm CBC News

Ice Storm Memories Pembroke Daily Observer

Fighting the Darkness: How the 1998 Ice Storm Crippled The Capital For Weeks CBC News

20 Years Later, Ottawa Residents Reflect on Destructive Ice Storm CBC News

How the 1998 Ice Storm Launched a Local Arborist’s Career CBC News

‘I Couldn’t See Anything for a Few Minutes’ Kingston Whig-Standard

Ice Storm 98: ‘A Baptism by Ice’ Kingston Whig-Standard

Slideshow: Looking Back on the Ice Storm of ’98 Cornwall Seaway News

Ice Storm 98: How it Unfolded Brockville Recorder

The Ice Storm of 1998 CBC Archives

Ottawa’s Devastating 1998 Ice Storm, Told in Compelling Pictures CBC News

Photos: Looking Back on the 1998 Ice Storm 20 Years Later CBC News

Powerless: 20 Years Ago, Ice Storm Hammers Eastern Ontario CBC News

Farmer Reflects on Devastating Loss in 1998 Ice Storm CBC News

Ice Storm Anniversary Provides Opportunities to Remember Legacies Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

A Lesson from the 1998 Ice Storm Was to Be Prepared – Health Matters Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

The Great Ice Storm of 1998, By The Numbers Ottawa Citizen

Brockville Looks Back to the ‘1998 Ice Storm’ with New Exhibit Global News

‘We Didn’t Have any Electricity or Water for 7 Days’: Kingstonians Remember the Storm of the Century Global News

20 Years After the Ice Storm: With More Extreme Weather Expected, Are We Ready? Montreal Gazette

Visiting Champlain Hill 20 Years after Ice Storm CTV News

Another Ice Storm Could Happen. Is Hydro-Quebec Ready? CBC News

20th Anniversary of Ice Storm Hitting Cornwall and SDG Comes Later This Week Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

Events

Various Dates Grimsby Regional Training Centre Course Offerings

Various Dates Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) Seminars and Symposiums

January 17-18 OAFC Hicks Morley 2018 Labour Relations Seminar, Toronto, ON

March 23-25 2018 Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show, Huntsville, ON

May 4-5 OAFC 2018 Trade Show, Mississauga, ON

June 23-24 Heroes Festival, Wasaga Beach, ON

June 24-26 2018 CASA Annual Conference Charlottetown, PEI

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Latest Recalls

For the full list of Recalls please see Safety Issues, Product Recalls and Warnings News

HP Inc. Canada recalls Lithium-ion Batteries in Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Health Canada

Expanded Recall: Midwest Design Imports Inc. recalls 'Touch of Nature' Feather Boas Health Canada

Woolino recalls Woolino Footed Pajamas Health Canada

Drive Medical Canada recalls Michael Graves Solutions Therma Moist Heating Pads Health Canada

Wohali Outdoors recalls Bass Pro Shops Children's Sleepwear Health Canada

Honeywell Safety Products USA, Inc. Recalls Honeywell® A600 and Stanley®Uvex A600 Safety Goggles, and certain Snap-On® Safety Goggles Health Canada

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Wohali Outdoors Recalls Children’s Sleepwear Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively at Bass Pro Shops US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Melville Direct Recalls Fiber Optic Christmas Trees Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert) US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Polaris Recalls RZR XP 4 Turbo Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert) US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Superior Importers Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Matrix Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standard; Explosion and Burn Hazards US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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