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NFPA Journal Facing Cancer

NFPA Journal Marathon Bombing – Change of Course

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences After the Extreme Flood in 2002: Changes in Preparedness, Response and Recovery of Flood-Affected Residents in Germany Between 2005 and 2011

US Fire Administration Coffee Break Bulletin How to Create a Simple Building Evacuation Diagram

Coroner’s Inquest into the Deaths of Adam Brunt and Gary Kendall

Put All Ice Rescue Courses on Hold, Jury Says CBC News

Inquest into the Deaths of Adam Brunt and Gary Kendall Announced Ontario Newsroom

Inquest Underway into the Death of Durham College Student Adam Brunt Oshawa Express

‘Man Down! Man Down!’ Video Captures Last Moments of Firefighter’s Fatal Training Exercise CBC News

Daughter of Firefighter Killed in Training Exercise Hopes Inquest Saves Lives CBC News

Firefighting Student Blames Trainer for Adam’s Brunt’s Drowning Death in 2015 CBC News

Ice Rescues Risky and Rarely Successful, Fire Chief Tells Inquest into Deaths Waterloo Record

Trainer Tells Inquest There Was No Way to Prevent Firefighter’s Drowning During Course CBC News

Province Should Regulate Private Training Programs, Fire Chief Tells Inquest CTV News

Ice Rescue Training Lacked Safety Measures, According to Ministry of Labour Report on Firefighter’s Death CBC News

Unregulated Ice Rescue Courses only Option, Inquest into Firefighter Training Death Hears Hamilton Spectator

Inquest into Deaths of Two Ontario Firefighters Begins in Toronto Peterborough Examiner

Emergency Preparedness Week May 7 to May 13

Emergency Preparedness Starts With You OFMEM

Emergency Preparedness Week Recognized in Halton During the First Week of May Inside Halton

Emergency Preparedness Week Reminds Everyone to Think About Safety This Season Net News Ledger

Emergency Preparedness Week – May 7 to 13 Kenora Online

Are You Prepared for an Emergency? Erie Media

Caledon Firefighters to Share Tips on Emergency Preparedness Caledon Enterprise

Seniors Learn Emergency Preparedness Bradford Times

Are You Prepared For an Emergency – Health Matters Cornwall Standard Freeholder

Emergency Preparedness Week Bayshore Broadcasting

Perth Reminds Residents to be Ready as Emergency Preparedness Week Returns Stratford Beacon Herald

Grey OPP Remind Residents to Be Prepared for an Emergency Blackburn News

Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It’s Emergency Preparedness Week Canadian Underwriter

Public Education and Fire Safety

Events

CASA Online Technical Seminars/Educational Seminars, Various Dates and Locations

Grimsby Regional Training Centre Course Offerings, Various Dates

May 28-June 1 2017 OMFPOA Training & Educational Symposium, Windsor, ON

June 1 The Institution of Fire Engineers, Canada Branch Presents “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of New Technology”, Mississauga, ON

July 30-August 7 2017 FFAO Convention Sturgeon Falls, ON

August 21-25 International Association of Forensic Sciences 2017 Toronto, ON

August 28-31 2017 Canadian National Advanced Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation Training Program, Markham, ON

September 10 2017 Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony, Ottawa, ON

September 17-20 Fire-Rescue Canada 2017

October 4 Focus on Drones Toronto, ON

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Latest Recalls

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Expanded recall: Certain Stelpro, Garrison, Maison, NOMA, RONA and UPM branded line voltage thermostats Health Canada

Horizon Hobby recalls Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC in various remote ECX controlled vehicles Health Canada

HoMedics Recalls Massagers Due to Electric Shock and Burn Hazards US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Women’s Sweaters Recalled by FatFace Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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