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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...

Home Safe Home

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2017 11:45 AM

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services is preparing for the “Home Safe Home” door-to-door program again this year to focus on home fire safety.  Don’t be alarmed if you see fire crews pull up to your house and a firefighter approach your door!  Chances are there isn’t an emergency, but rather, firefighters spreading the word on how to ensure you never have one.

“The Town of Caledon supports the principle of ‘prevention rather than cure’ — taking a proactive approach to fire and life safety,”...


“Paint a Picture” campaign promotes water conservation and tackles climate change

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 07:30 AM

Caledon students and artists are once again issuing an artistic challenge to conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through ecoCaledon’s “Paint a Picture” campaign. 

“I’m always amazed at the passion and creativity students bring to this project,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “It’s a refreshing reminder of how important it is for all of us to do what we can to battle these environmental challenges, for the sake of our children.” 

The “Paint a Picture” campaign, introduced in 2010,...

Town of Caledon’s Annual Report highlights key successes

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 04:30 AM

The Town of Caledon has released its Annual Report, highlighting important accomplishments in 2016, including fiscal accountability, an effective corporate reorganization, and progressive, strategic planning – all of which has positioned Caledon as a financially stable municipality that is focused on community building and planning proactively for its future.

“I want to thank the entire staff team for their work in 2016,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “This Annual Report is a wonderful snapshot...

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...