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Exercise caution: Prevent grass fires

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:45 PM

Spring is upon us, and, with grass and brush starting to dry out, it is very easy for fire to spread uncontrollably with the smallest breeze.  Nearly all grass fires spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. 

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services encourages the public to use caution when burning. Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires.  Burning carelessly and improperly discarding cigarette butts also pose hazards.

Launched in 2014, Caledon’s online burn permit...

Passing of Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 01:45 AM

Municipal flags at Caledon Town Hall and all municipal buildings are being flown at half-mast in honour of the sudden passing of Volunteer Firefighter, Glen Bracken. 

Caledon Council and staff are deeply saddened by his passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caledon Fire and Emergency Services Team, especially Glen’s father, Al Bracken, former Chief Fire Prevention Officer (retired) and Glen’s brother, Captain Mike Bracken, volunteer firefighter.  Heartfelt condolences go out...

New burn permit application offers more choice, convenience

Posted on Friday, March 03, 2017 04:30 AM

Property owners in Caledon can now buy a burn permit from a newly updated online application that offers more choice and the convenience of 7/24 availability.

“Our residents want to access Town services when it makes sense for THEM,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “With our online burn permit application they don’t have to make a trip during the day or fill out paperwork. They can go online anytime and get a permit, fast.”

Launched in 2014, Caledon’s online burn permit application has been updated...

Caledon’s Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practise home fire escape plans

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 03:00 AM

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services reminds residents to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside all sleeping areas, and have practised a home fire escape plan with everyone in their home.  

“Many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep, so early warning is crucial to survival,” says Caledon Fire Chief Darryl Bailey. “The Ontario Fire Code requires working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For...

The Town of Caledon appoints Fire Chief

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 02:45 AM

The Town of Caledon appoints Fire Chief

Darryl Bailey has been appointed Fire Chief of the Town of Caledon. This appointment follows Bailey’s appointment of Acting Fire Chief late last year.

Bailey has worked full time with Caledon Fire & Emergency Services since 2003, most recently as Acting Fire Chief and as Deputy Fire Chief, Operations. He has been a firefighter in Markham, Welland and Mississauga. He is a certified Municipal Manager with over 20 years practical experience in fire suppression,...