News & Announcements

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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Posted Tuesday, 05 March, 2019

Pickering Fire Services is hosting a free open house, inviting community members to celebrate Sparky the Fire Dog’s 68th birthday.
The event is taking place on Friday, March 15, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Fire Station 5, located at 1616 Bayly Street, Pickering.
As the official ‘spokes-dog’ for the National Fire Protection Association, Sparky is dedicated to educating children and families about fire through fun and interactive learning activities.
“What...

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