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Fire safety keeps going as Daylight Savings Time for 2023 ends

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 09:44 AM

October 31, 2023 – With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 5, residents are reminded to test smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms when turning clocks back by one hour. Change the Hour, Check the Power.  If necessary, replace the batteries or the entire unit. All alarms (electrically powered or battery) should be replaced after 10 years.

November 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

CO alarms are required in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an...

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services remind residents “Cooking safety starts with YOU!”

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2023 03:23 PM

October 5, 2023 (CALEDON, ON) – Caledon Fire and Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign ‘Cooking safety starts with YOU’. Running October 8-14, 2023, the campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Year after year, cooking remains the leading cause of home fires by far. These fires indicate that there is still...

Mayor Groves and Fire Chief Dave Forfar challenge Caledon residents to be "Saved by the Beep”

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 03:10 PM

September 25, 2023 (CALEDON, ON) – Caledon Mayor Annette Groves and Fire Chief Dave Forfar are calling on all residents of Caledon to test their smoke alarms on September 28 as part of Test Your Smoke Alarm Day. Be prepared to be Saved by the Beep with a working smoke alarm – it is your best chance to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire.

The Town of Caledon is joining communities across Ontario on September 28 by asking everyone to take a minute and to ensure that there are...

New full-time firefighter recruits join Caledon Fire and Emergency Services team

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023 04:04 PM

September 22, 2023 (CALEDON, ON) – The Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services department welcomed nine new full-time firefighters to the team at a graduation ceremony held today at Station 302 in Bolton.

“It’s always a great day when we can add to our fantastic Caledon Fire and Emergency Services team,” said Deputy Chief Samantha Hoffmann. “We are extremely proud to welcome these new recruits to our team and look forward to serving our community alongside them.”

In line with Public Education...

Caledon announces Fire Chief’s retirement

Posted on Friday, September 08, 2023 10:14 AM

September 8, 2023 (CALEDON, ON) – The Town of Caledon announced today that Dave Forfar, Chief of Fire and Emergency Services has decided to retire by the end of 2023.

Chief Dave Forfar stepped in as the interim Chief of Fire and Emergency Services in January 2022. He had previously held the role, for the Town of Caledon, from 2013 to 2016 when he retired after 36 years of service. Prior to working with the Town of Caledon, he was Deputy Fire Chief for Barrie Fire and Emergency Services where he...