Responder Safety

Six Vancouver police officers injured

One man is dead and six officers were sent to hospital following an altercation in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon. Vancouver police say officers responded to a call of a distraught man causing a disturbance in the city’s southeast end at around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. [node:read-more:link]

Two RCMP officers shot in Alberta casino

Two RCMP officers were shot after a routine investigation into a stolen vehicle that led to the Apex Casino St. Albert, Alberta. One officer was wounded but now out of hospital, the other has died after being shot in the head at close range. The suspect, Shawn Maxwell Rehn, was later found dead inside a private residence. An autopsy will be preformed to determine the cause of death. [node:read-more:link]

Police accuse "New IRA" of terrorist killing

Police in Northern Ireland blamed militants opposed to British rule there for the killing of a young journalist who was covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry. Police say the shooters are members from the New Irish Republican Army, a militant republican group formed several years ago from the merger of several splinter groups. [node:read-more:link]

Improving Emergency Response

In this issue we have focused on Emergency Response, primarily medical, and reflect on some serious proposals on Emergency Medical Services in Ontario. The Culture of Safety exposes responder safety challenges and highlights some innovations to resolve some of those issues. [node:read-more:link]

Rail Safety

Transport Canada will now require major railway companies to provide detailed information on their cargoes – but the reports will only cover what has been ­previously shipped. Municipalities and first responders will still have no idea what's about to come through their town. [node:read-more:link]


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