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This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. This year’s fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)

B.C., Alberta sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Some 230 firefighters, most from British Columbia but including a number from Alberta, will be deployed Friday

 

Many disposable masks have a metal nose wire or staples holding the straps which can cause sparks or a fire when heated. (Pixabay photo)

Don’t use microwave to sterilize COVID-19 masks: Ontario fire marshal

Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities in Ontario between Jan. 1 and May 4

 

The first responder dispatch protocol was also rolled out during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

 

Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)

No shirts, no city services: Firefighter calendar too steamy for Ontario officials

The city has never funded the calendars, but has OK’d photoshoots at city-owned properties

Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)
Charlie Nundal from Annunciation School was made fire chief for the day of the Prince Rupert Fire Department. He was picked up from school to start his shift by his colleagues, firefighter Troy Leighton, firefighter Ryan Fuzi and fire captain Remo Pomponio. (PRFD photo)

New fire chief in Prince Rupert

Charlie Nundal takes the reigns as fire chief for the day

Charlie Nundal from Annunciation School was made fire chief for the day of the Prince Rupert Fire Department. He was picked up from school to start his shift by his colleagues, firefighter Troy Leighton, firefighter Ryan Fuzi and fire captain Remo Pomponio. (PRFD photo)
James Daniele of the PRFD had the crucial job of helping kids save a cardboard house from an imaginary blaze. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

WATCH: Fire department’s open house the hottest event of the weekend

Fire Prevention Week comes to a close with family fun, and some big numbers for charity

James Daniele of the PRFD had the crucial job of helping kids save a cardboard house from an imaginary blaze. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Firefighter Troy Leighton shows off how to check your smoke detector during a visit to Conrad Elementary during Fire Prevention Week.

Prince Rupert Fire Department hits the schools for Fire Prevention Week

Two ways out of your house among the focus for the department as they look to keep kids safe

Firefighter Troy Leighton shows off how to check your smoke detector during a visit to Conrad Elementary during Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighters are battling what is now a 58-hectare wildfire burning four kilometres south of Bell II, and 75 kilometres north of Meziadin Junction. (BC Wildfire Service)

Firefighting reinforcements being sent to battle blaze

Mehan Lake Fire along Highway 37 grew overnight

Firefighters are battling what is now a 58-hectare wildfire burning four kilometres south of Bell II, and 75 kilometres north of Meziadin Junction. (BC Wildfire Service)
Over 100 golfers helped push the Firemen’s Scramble to new heights this year. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

STORY AND VIDEO: Record haul at Firemen’s Scramble

Old record shattered as money pours in for BC Burn Fund

Over 100 golfers helped push the Firemen’s Scramble to new heights this year. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
104 golfers took part in the Firemen’s Scramble on Saturday, July 20, 2019, a new record. Proceeds from the day will go to the B.C. Burn Fund. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert golfers shoot for a cause

Record turnout at Firemen’s Scramble as over 100 people sign up to support Burn Fund charity

104 golfers took part in the Firemen’s Scramble on Saturday, July 20, 2019, a new record. Proceeds from the day will go to the B.C. Burn Fund. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Jason Giesbrecht, Port Edward Fire Chief, was recognized for his “exemplary service and distinction” at their council meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2019. Left to right: Councillors Dan Franzen and Murray Kristoff, Mayor Knut Bjnordal, Jason Giesbrecht, and councillors James Brown and Christine Mackenzie. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Port Edward council: Fire chief receives honour, city still $1 million in debt for school

Port Edward reviews 2018 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI), fire department at capacity

Jason Giesbrecht, Port Edward Fire Chief, was recognized for his “exemplary service and distinction” at their council meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2019. Left to right: Councillors Dan Franzen and Murray Kristoff, Mayor Knut Bjnordal, Jason Giesbrecht, and councillors James Brown and Christine Mackenzie. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Aftermath of fire on Third Avenue on June 12. The main house which caught fire suffered a structural collapse. (Terry St. Pierre / The Northern View)

UPDATE: No injuries in Third Avenue Fire, investigation underway

Prince Rupert’s Pacific Inn sustained water damage in the basement and smoke on ground floor

Aftermath of fire on Third Avenue on June 12. The main house which caught fire suffered a structural collapse. (Terry St. Pierre / The Northern View)
A firefighter salutes the commemorative statue behind the BC Legislature during the BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ memorial, with B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association executive director, Gord Ditchburn, on the left and B.C. Premier John Horgan on the right (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Victoria to honour fallen firefighters

The BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ Memorial honours those who have died in the line of duty

A firefighter salutes the commemorative statue behind the BC Legislature during the BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ memorial, with B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association executive director, Gord Ditchburn, on the left and B.C. Premier John Horgan on the right (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Why cancer is deadlier than fire for firefighters

The silent threat that is killing firefighters and how the profession is fighting back

Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)