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Natural Resources committee  Not to my knowledge, no.

December 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Greg Hewitt

Natural Resources committee  We would go back and look at those studies. Our main point is that studies conducted in the laboratory may not capture what happens in an actual situation. They may have an average temperature, whereas a temperature in an actual fire might be much higher due to what's in the actu

December 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Greg Hewitt

Natural Resources committee  That's certainly another concern we, as firefighters, would raise. Cancer is an epidemic among firefighters, and it comes from the toxins they encounter on the fire ground. That would be another thing to look at, for sure.

December 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Greg Hewitt

Natural Resources committee  Certainly. The truth is that very few Canadian cities currently meet the response time and personnel standards for existing two-storey structures, let alone high-density structures made of combustible materials. In our review of previous testimony before this committee on this s

December 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Greg Hewitt

Natural Resources committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair, for this opportunity to share our views on this important issue today. To briefly introduce our organization, the International Association of Fire Fighters represents more than 310,000 professional firefighters in North America, including more than 25,000

December 4th, 2017Committee meeting

Greg Hewitt