Perth East recognized alongside Toronto for fire prevention leadership The Beacon Harold The Perth East Fire Department has made a name for itself as a leader in fire prevention and public education in Ontario. On Nov. 22, the fire department was... Read more >
New law allows firefighters to 'double-hat' CTV News A practice known as ‘double-hatting’ for firefighters is now allowed in Ontario after the government approved changes to the fire protection and prevention act. Bill 57... Read more >
Panicked residents trapped on balconies as highrise burns CBC News A major fire at a highrise apartment building east of downtown Ottawa forced residents onto their balconies to wait for help and caused several people to be treated for smoke... Read more >
Barn fire kills 1,300 pigs in eastern Ontario CBC News A massive fire consumed a pig barn in Quinte West, Ont., Tuesday, killing at least 1,300 animals.  The community's fire Chief John Whelan said they got the call around 1 p.m. and... Read more >
Clearview sets process to hire next fire chief Simcoe.com Clearview Township will be going to the pros to find its next fire chief. At its first business meeting, councillors voted in favour of hiring a recruitment consultant to assist in finding... Read more >
Man dies from injuries sustained in Delhi fire Simcoe Reformer A Delhi senior hurt in an explosion and fire on Crysler Street Nov. 30 has succumbed to his injuries. Robert Weirmier, 76, was in the home at 162 Crysler Street when the incident... Read more >
Overnight fire at Trenton plaza deemed as suspicious, OPP says Global News The OPP has now deemed a fire that tore through a Trenton strip mall Tuesday morning suspicious. Firefighters were called out to the blaze around 2:30 a.m. and found the... Read more >
Tecumseh home had no working smoke alarms, fire sends two to hospital CBC News The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating after a mattress fire in Tecumseh sent a husband and wife to hospital. Tecumseh fire officials say the cause of the fire is... Read more >
Fire Safety for the holidays CHCH We are getting closer to the Christmas holiday. While it is a time we enjoy with our families, fire fighters say the season can be dangerous for house fires.   Careless smoking remains the leading... Read more >
Town of Minto names fire chief acting CAO, treasurer acting clerk SouthWesternOntario.ca TOWN OF MINTO — Town of Minto council has named an acting chief administrative officer and acting clerk due to the upcoming retirement of current CAO/... Read more >