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Posted On Friday, November 20, 2020

Stephanie DrostFirefighter Stephanie Drost has been newly named to the Canadian Bobsleigh Team on track to the Beijing 2022 Olympics. She is one of the Brakemen for team Canada which has five pilots and eight brakemen in the system.
“About a year ago she had sent an email curious about bobsledding and the possibility of tryouts or how one would explore the sport, experience, and if there was any process established,” said Dave Paxton, Deputy Fire Chief.
“She was invited...

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Posted On Monday, November 16, 2020

Greg Hankkio has been appointed Fire Chief for the City of Thunder Bay.
Chief Hankkio started his career as a firefighter with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue in 1991. He was appointed Deputy Fire Chief in 2007 and has been serving as Acting Fire Chief of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue since October of 2019.
“Greg Hankkio is experienced, dedicated and loves this City,” said City Manager Norm Gale in announcing the appointment. “He brings exemplary leadership and professional...

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Posted On Thursday, June 04, 2020

Final Logo (2)_newAn investigation by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has concluded that the structural fire that occurred at 330 Lillie St. North on June 2, 2020, was the result of careless disposal of smoking material. Cigarette butts were found in the landscaped area that was covered in wood chips outside of an entrance to the building. Once ignited the fire spread to insulation on the outside of the building. Limited smoke entered the building and residents weren’t required to be evacuated.
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Posted On Friday, May 29, 2020

Backyard fire sizedAt midnight tonight, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will lift the City wide fire ban previously in place. 
At that time, all valid outdoor burning permits will be reinstated. The fire ban being lifted is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests lifting the Restricted Fire Zone declaration.
Residents are reminded that fire stations are closed to the public due to the Covid-19 emergency, so permits can only be renewed and applied for online. New...

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Posted On Wednesday, April 08, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.
First and foremost emergency response has not changed.  All of our Fire Stations are staffed and able to respond to any emergencies that the community might face. Our Fire Fighters will be instituting enhanced personal protective equipment protocols and procedures such as:
Maintaining...

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