Reporter gets a hot take on firefighting

I was already hanging out the seventh-storey window when I remembered why the fireman said “bend your knees.” Someone who has never rappelled down the side of the Toronto Fire Academy before might get a little tense, even on a sunny day, even with three firefighters working the ropes above. And if that straight-legged rookie […]

Fire support volunteer honoured for service

Charlie Croft has followed fire trucks to almost a thousand blazes in Scarborough and East End Toronto. For 35 years, he has been part of a team of volunteers assisting  the fire service any way it can. The group, Support 7, goes out to emergencies and provides food, drinks and respite for the firefighters. When […]

BMN photographer honoured by fire fighters

Toronto Fire Services Chief William Stewart, left, and Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association President Ed Kennedy, right, present Beach Metro News photographer Phil Lameira with the Association’s Media Award for Best Photo on April 20. The winning photo ran last June on the front page of Beach Metro News, and also won a photo of the […]