News & Announcements

Posted Tuesday, 11 February, 2020

Pickering Fire Services is reminding residents to pay special attention to icy regions and frozen bodies of water. During the winter months, lakes and local watercourses may not be completely frozen, making them dangerous for residents to skate, walk, play, ice fish, snowmobile, or drive on.
Venturing out – even on ice that appears thick – is extremely hazardous. According to the Royal Lifesaving Society, “approximately 35% of drownings in Canada occur from...

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Posted Friday, 01 November, 2019

Beat the Silent Killer: Prevent CO in Your Home Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and Pickering Fire Services is reminding residents to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in homes by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.
“In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide occur in the home,” said Fire Chief John Hagg. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. It is important to get...

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Posted Tuesday, 17 September, 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...

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Posted Thursday, 12 September, 2019

Pickering Fire Services is reminding residents that ethanol-fueled appliances pose serious fire safety risks, following a public safety message issued by Ontario’s Fire Marshal, Jon Pegg.
Ethanol-fueled appliances, commonly known as tabletop fire features or pots, can produce a fire hazard known as “flame-jetting” when fuel vapours are ignited while refueling these appliances. This occurs as a result of the appliance not being fully extinguished due to an...

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Posted Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Pickering, ON, April 4, 2019 – Pickering Fire Services (PFS) and the Pickering Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFA) are partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) in support of mental health for first responders and their families.
WWC is a national mental health charity that combines gateway programming, clinical support, research, and mental health promotion to support uniformed service personnel and their families.
This new partnership will provide...

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