Sunday, December 1, 2013

CO Detectors Mandatory In All Homes

Thunder Bay Fire Chief John Hay is supporting new legislation making CO detectors mandatory in homes. Homeowners won't face a fine from the city's fire services if they do not have one but Hay wants people to know just how important they are as early detection devices. More legislation similar to this is expected to be passed in the new year.

Movember Wrap Up

Movember officially wrapped up this past weekend. Local Campaign Chair Jon Hendel says its an event that grows in popularity every year with this years fundraising total reaching nearly seven-thousand dollars locally. On a national level Canada continues to lead the charge raising roughly twenty-seven million dollars.

Man Rescued From Mount McKay

A 24 year old man is recovering in the Health Sciences Centre  after being rescued from the side of Mount McKay Saturday evening.    Fire officials say the high angle rescue began just before 6 o'clock and took about 8 hours to complete .    They say that earlier the man had been attempting a jump with a parachute type device called a speed wing when it failed to deploy and he became stranded.   Rescuers had to rappel down in dark and icy conditions, but did reach the victim and he was carried down in a basket stretcher, conscious the whole time.  The man is said to have sustained multiple injuries but his immediate condition is not known.