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Fire Chief issues burn ban

Fire Chief issues burn ban

Prince Edward County’s Fire Chief has issued a burn ban throughout Prince Edward County due to high winds. A total burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including brush fire, campfires, and burn barrels. The Fire Chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to determine the necessity of a burn ban. When conditions improve, the ban will […]

PEC Fire Chief urges checks on smoke alarms and escape plans following fatal fire

PEC Fire Chief urges checks on smoke alarms and escape plans following fatal fire

In the wake of a fatal fire in Brampton Tuesday that killed a mother, father and daughter, the Prince Edward County Fire Department has issued a reminder to the public to be sure of working smoke alarms and  a fire escape plan in place. “Many fatal fires occur at night when everyone is asleep, so […]

Cash, jewelry and firearm reported stolen

Cash, jewelry and firearm reported stolen

Update Jan 4 – A male known to the victim has been arrested and charged with the following criminal offences: Break, Enter and Commit and Indictable Offence Possession of Property Obtained by Crime The 36-year-old male, of Ameliasburgh Township, is to appear in Ontario Court of Justice Picton Feb. 1 2017 to answer to the […]

Firefighters investigating morning house fire

Firefighters investigating morning house fire

Prince Edward County firefighters are investigating a blaze at 400 Main St., Picton, across from the hospital. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter said there was a lot of damage to the house, as the fire was well under way when three calls came into the station just after 10 a.m. Monday morning. “The firefighters did […]

Buying a Christmas tree from PEC firefighters helps local charities

Buying a Christmas tree from PEC firefighters helps local charities

The Picton Firefighters Association  has launched its annual sales of beautiful Balsam and Fraser Fir Christmas trees at the 8 McDonald Drive Picton Station 1 (back of industrial park). Trees are $45 each. All proceeds assist the firefighters in their support of various County charities. The association raises money throughout the year to help individuals, groups, charities, […]

Fire hydrant flushing in Picton

Fire hydrant flushing in Picton

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue will be flushing two fire hydrants in Picton on Tuesday, Nov. 29th. This may result in periods of reduced water pressure and coloured water for nearby residents. The hydrants are located on Hill Street near Fairfield Street and at Bockus Street near Hill Street. The hydrants are to be […]

Enbridge grant helps Fire Department replace hoses, nozzels

Enbridge grant helps Fire Department replace hoses, nozzels

A ‘Safe Community Program’ grant from Enbridge will help Prince Edward County’s Fire Department purchase several lengths of forestry hose and nozzels to help combat grass and wildland fires. Embridge Engagement Advisor Suzanne Shea presented $7,500 to Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter on Monday. Launched in Canada in 2009, the program was established to support […]

PEC Firefighters show children how to get out alive

PEC Firefighters show children how to get out alive

Small, panicky hands scrambled to open a window and the childrens’ voices became a little fearful in the seconds it took to escape the smoke filling the room. But they knew what to do and quickly made their way to safety, thanks to coaching from Prince Edward County firefighters. The firefighters and staff at Picton’s […]

Fire Chief lifts partial burn ban

Fire Chief lifts partial burn ban

UPDATE OCT 19 – The partial burn ban issued yesterday has been lifted by PEC Fire Chief Scott Manlow. Open air burning is allowed. A burn permit is required for all open air burning.  Residents can apply for an annual burn permit by visiting Fire Station 1 at 8 McDonald Drive in Picton, Shire Hall […]

All fired-up about an outdoor fire pit?

All fired-up about an outdoor fire pit?

One of the most popular additions to the backyard is the outdoor fire pit with seating around it. Having an area for entertaining that is separate to the patio table has been featured in magazines, websites and all types of social media. Even the designs that I’ve been doing for homes in downtown areas seem […]

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