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Fire Prevention Week | Every Second Counts - Plan two ways out!

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:30 AM

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds. Do you know what to do?

Fire Prevention Week is October 8 – 14, 2017, and the perfect time for Caledon Fire & Emergency Services to remind all households to develop a home escape plan together and practice it. A plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting...

Celebrate Canada Day safely

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 04:00 AM

Barbecuing is one of the great pleasures of summer and Caledon Fire and Emergency Services wants to make sure everyone enjoys the season safely.

“Before you fire up that barbecue, check the tank and hose for leaks,” said Dave Pelayo, Chief Fire Prevention Officer. “Remember that barbecues are for outdoor use only. Using a barbecue indoors can create carbon monoxide – an odourless, colourless, poisonous gas – and breathing in carbon monoxide is extremely harmful.” 

Grill Safely:

  • Do not leave...

Caledon Fire concerned over increase in illegal fires

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00 AM

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services is concerned over the large amount of rubbish and garbage being illegally burned on  properties over the past couple of weeks. This is a violation of the Town’s Open Air, Recreational and Agricultural fires By-law and the Ontario Fire Code. Property owners are reminded that they can be subject to large invoices for services rendered for non-compliance with the By-law.  Emergency responses to these incidents takes fire services away from residents requiring...

Fireworks: A reminder

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:45 PM

With Victoria Day celebrations fast approaching, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services remind retailers and homeowners that there are responsibilities when it comes to selling, purchasing and setting off fireworks. The goal is to ensure holiday celebrations can be enjoyed safely by everyone.

Selling

Retailers can only sell fireworks during the ten (10) days prior to Victoria Day, starting May 12, 2017. All retailers must purchase a permit from Caledon Fire and Emergency Services at a cost of $179.00....

Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 09:45 AM

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we may face, whether natural or human-induced.

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.  It is important to:

  • Know the risks specific...