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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

Health Canada has expanded the list of Kidde- and Garrison-branded fire extinguisher products covered by a recall notice issued in November, 2017.

The recall covers many Kidde fire extingishers with plastic handles manufactured between 1973 and 2015, and push-button trigger products (with no pressure gauge) which were sold primarily for kitchen and watercraft use.

The fire extinguisher can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle may detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

As of November 2, 2017, the company has received 2 reports of limited or failed activation in Canada, 1 of these reports involved property damage. Neither Kidde nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer injuries in Canada related to the use of these products.

The recalled Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers were sold from January 1, 1973 to August 15, 2017 at various retailers.

The recalled Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers were sold from August 11, 1995 to September 22, 2017 at various retailers.

A full list of affected models can be found on the Canadian Government website:
Instructions for exchanging an affected extinguisher can be found on the manufacturer's website:

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2018-02-06 09:17:31)

Canadian Red Cross seeking Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer

Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the
most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management- Personal Disaster Assistance Team
Responder volunteer. Reporting to the Community Planning and Response Coordinator, this position ensures the delivery
of quality emergency social services to people affected by personal disasters within their area.
As a Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer, you will take 40 hours of National Red Cross training to
learn how to best support those affected by disasters. After this training is completed, you will become part of a larger
response team that can be activated for both small and large-scale disasters. There are opportunities to develop your
leadership skills through training and exercises and to share your expertise in key support services areas like human
resources and logistics.

Key Responsibilities
Completes client needs assessment for people affected by disasters
Provides comfort kits and other direct aid as needed
Completes paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
Provides clients with referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups
Participates in preparedness activities at the community level
Completes mandatory Disaster Management training as scheduled
Attends team meetings as requested
Support communities and individuals affected by disasters
Develop technical skills and knowledge around coordination of disaster responses
Share specialized skills and expertise in human resources, finance and administration, logistics, and planning as

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
A valid provincial drivers license is an asset
Be able to provide a satisfactory Driver's Abstract
Proven customer service skills
Well demonstrated interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Demonstrates initiative, tact, and an understanding of client confidentiality

Working Conditions
We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two years. Ideally volunteers will be available on an
on-going basis. We are currently seeking volunteers available to work during non-traditional hours (weekends,
evenings) and/or regular business hours. Please quote Posting ID DM-RP-TRA-607 in the subject line of the
Opportunity for qualified volunteers to deploy away-from home to disaster responses in B.C. and across Canada.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check and successful vulnerable sector check.
The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information please visit:

Interested parties may submit their applications and resumes quoting, Disaster Management - (Location). - Personal
Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer, along with appropriate Posting ID Number(s) if applicable, in your
subject line

The Canadian Red Cross Society
Or fax
(604) 709-6675

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that
relocation funding is not available for this position.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2018-02-06 08:24:59)

Spring Training 2017

Spring Training 2017 was a huge success for the volunteers at Grand Forks Fire/Rescue. Over 250 volunteer firefighters from around BC came to Grand Forks. We had 50+ instructors presenting 26 different topics, and had a chance to show off our new training ground in the process.

Support and interest from the community was amazing, and the many fire service vendors and service providers who contributed truly made it possible to present the quality event that we did.

Event photographer Peter Kalasz has many more photos available on his website in two albums - please check them out!

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2017-05-01 08:53:17)

Happy Holidays from Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

There are many everyday hazards which could wreak your holiday season. Please have a look at The 12 Days of Holiday Safety for some tips on how to minimize your holiday hazards.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2016-12-11 21:17:31)

Safer Highways

Our friends at Elkford Fire/Rescue participated in the production of this video on keeping highways safe.

Safer Highways from Lionheart Productions on Vimeo.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2016-06-21 13:41:27)



Call Statistics
Fire:              7
Rescue:            0
First Responder:  16

Jan     7   10    28
Feb     7    0    16
2018   14   10    44

Jan    12    1    21
Feb     7    3    16
Mar    15    3    18
Apr    19    5    19
May     8   20    13
Jun     9    5    17
Jul    19    4    14
Aug    20    5    28
Sep    26    3    19
Oct    20    7    20
Nov    10    4    25
Dec    14   12    22
2017  179   69   232

Jan     7    8    36
Feb    11    3    29
Mar    17    4    19
Apr    19    3    13
May     8    5    22
Jun    15    6    20
Jul    16    6    13
Aug    14    6    21
Sep     9    2    17
Oct    11    4    12
Nov    11    5    19
Dec    11    4    15
2016  148   56   236

Previous Years
2017  179  69  232 480
2016  148  56  236 440
2015  184  61  370 615
2014  171  41  256 468
2013  182  36  255 473
2012  174  41   83 298

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Last 10 News Items
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice
Canadian Red Cross seeking Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer
Spring Training 2017
Happy Holidays from Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Safer Highways
Open Burning Ban - Southeast Fire Centre
2015 Fundraising Calendar SOLD OUT!
Open Fire Ban in Southeast Forest District - July 2, 2014
Clara's Big Ride in Grand Forks May 23, 2014
2014 Freshet Update - River levels being monitored
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