Pickering Fire Services Gets Real about Fire Safety

Posted on Tuesday September 17, 2019

Pickering Fire Services will be going door-to-door once again for the ‘Get Real Pickering’ fire education campaign.

The five-week campaign will begin September 16, and focuses on educating residents about fire safety and fire-related issues in the community.

Select Pickering households will receive an information card in the mail, followed by a visit from Pickering firefighters who will be available to discuss the reality of fires in the community, and answer fire-related questions.

“It is crucial that our residents understand the importance of exiting their households immediately following the activation of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm,” said Fire Chief, John Hagg. “This campaign proves to be a success each year, and is an excellent opportunity for residents to meet our firefighters and have meaningful conversations around escape planning, fire safety, and prevention.”

Chief Hagg believes that through education, awareness, and teamwork, fire-related fatalities, injuries, and property damage can be reduced throughout the City.

Additional information on protecting one’s family from fire is available at pickering.ca/GetRealPickering.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Amanda Hill
Fire Inspector l Fire Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 8519