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Posted Tuesday, 12 May, 2020

Virtual FireworksPickering, ON, May 12, 2020 - Pickering Fire Services is reminding residents to use extra caution this Victoria Day holiday, and that the provincial emergency order still applies, which prohibits organized public events and social gatherings of more than 5 people.
While fireworks are not prohibited, Pickering Fire Services does not recommend informal neighbourhood/household displays and reminds residents to be extra vigilant and maintain good physical distancing by keeping...

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Posted Thursday, 07 May, 2020

Pickering, ON, May 6, 2020 – The City of Pickering’s Fire Chief is urging residents to keep fire safety top of mind as the province sees a 65% jump in fire fatalities since this time last year, with 17 Ontarians dying in fires in March alone. 
“I urge residents to be vigilant in preventing fires in their home, especially now with so many people doing their part and staying home as much as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Fire Chief...

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Posted Tuesday, 07 April, 2020

Pickering, ON, April 7, 2020 – Pickering Fire Services has issued a total ban on open air burning, in part to ensure firefighters are available to respond to larger emergencies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The City does not allow open air burning, except for farming and agricultural purposes. Residents with Open Air Burning Acknowledgements have been asked not to burn until further notice.
This complete fire ban will help minimize public exposure for firefighters...

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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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