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New Gravenhurst fire chief announced - Lorne McNeice retires - GRAVENHURST – The town will be losing some 40 years of firefighting experience but picking up almost as much. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 40-year Gravenhurst Fire Department... Read more >
Coalition wants change to building code - Sprinkler system key to saving lives: officials   The Georgina fire department is used to putting out fires, but yesterday it was out setting them in a graphic demonstration of how residential... Read more >
Firefighter's lucky escape - Provincial fire investigators are still searching for the cause of a ferocious North-End blaze that sent a firefighter plummeting through a burning floor Monday. This house at 47 Burlington Street... Read more >
NORFOLK COUNTY - Norfolk County leads the way in Ontario for its emphasis on fire safety education. Fire Chief Terry Dicks oversees a department that boasts 242 volunteer firefighters in 11 stations across Norfolk County. (... Read more >
Chiefs promote fire safety - MIDLAND – Midland fire Chief Kevin Foster, back row, second from right, and some of his fellow fire chiefs kick off Fire Prevention Week in St. John’s, N.L., last week. They were joined by Sparky the Fire... Read more >
McGuinty Government Stresses Importance of Fire Escape Planning and Practice Ontario is reminding families how important a home fire escape plan is to mark Fire Prevention Week — Oct. 7 - 13. During Fire Prevention Week, fire services... Read more >
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate a four-alarm blaze that gutted a vacant building near Jarvis and Dundas streets Thursday morning. The flames erupted around 4:30 a.m. and it took firefighters more than... Read more >
BRIGHTON -- Calls are up for the Brighton Fire Department compared to last year, according to the monthly report for August. Chief Lloyd Hutchinson presented the report to council Sept. 17, and said the department received 35 calls in August,... Read more >
Fire chief calls for changes to provincial park act - Legislation poses wildfire threat to municipality by exempting parks from open air burning bylaw: Hernen   HUNTSVILLE – Campfires at Arrowhead Provincial Park could continue to... Read more >
Retirement celebration. Orangeville Fire Chief Andy MacIntosh presents Paul Agar with the Queen's Jubilee medal on Sunday (Sept 30). Agar retired after 45 years of volunteering with the fire department. Bill Tremblay After 45 years... Read more >