FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA INTRODUCES NEW FIRE SAFETY PLAN GUIDELINES!
Vancouver, British Columbia - Service providers of Fire Safety Plan Manuals must now adhere to Province-wide guidelines being introduced by FPOABC. For more information, please go to this link!
FPOABC Fire Safety Plan Guidelines 2014
New technology being introduced on the fire trucks will enable First Responders to pull up the relevant information on the building BEFORE they arrive on site.
DAVID SYLVESTER PASSES
Toronto, Ontario - November 17, 2014 - The Canadian fire protection community lost a treasured and respected friend and colleague today. Dave was a genuine force to be reckoned with in our industry as an educator, writer, and innovative thinker. He served with me on several ULC committees and Working Groups and his wisdom, drive, commitment and passion will be deeply missed. To Dave’s wife and family, he was a devoted husband, friend, and dad. You couldn’t ask for (or find) a better role model. Rest easy, Dave. You’ve made Canadians safer, and enriched our lives (and our industry) beyond measure!
“You and I will meet again
When we’re least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won’t say goodbye my friend
For you and I will meet again”
-- Tom Petty
Link to CFAA’s Memoriam
NOVEMBER 21, 1980 - MGM GRAND HOTEL FIRE
Las Vegas, Nevada - Today marks the 34th Anniversary of the iconic hotel’s deadly fire. 84 people perished and over 700 were injured. The fire (and one at the Las Vegas Hilton just ninety days later) sparked an investigation that prompted major changes to building and fire codes across North America. The hotel’s casino and restaurants were unsprinklered. The fire broke out in The Deli restaurant which had been closed and was unoccupied at the time. Faulty smoke control dampers allowed toxic combustion byproducts to circulate through-out the hotel tower via the air handling system. Smoke inhalation was the leading cause of death for most of the victims, many of whom died in their sleep.
NFPA REPORTS FEWER FIRE FIGHTER INJURIES IN THE U.S. FOR 2013!