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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 […]

Open house and barbecue celebrates official opening of Fire and Rescue station at Picton

Open house and barbecue celebrates official opening of Fire and Rescue station at Picton

Everybody is welcome to the official grand opening of the new fire and rescue station and Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services Facility Thursday, Sept. 29 beginning at 5 p.m. at 9 McDonald Drive, Picton. Open house and barbecue 5 pm follofwed by the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m.

Man who ignored fire ban caused 10-acre grass fire trying to burn a stump

Man who ignored fire ban caused 10-acre grass fire trying to burn a stump

A man who thought he could just have a small fire to burn a stump will pay large for a what turned into a grass fire that consumed 10 acres and threatened nearby properties. “Nobody has to burn,” said Prince Edward County Fire Chief Scott Manlow, who first issued the County-wide burn ban on July […]

Firefighters save historic building in Picton from extensive damage

Firefighters save historic building in Picton from extensive damage

The historic Century 21 building in Picton was saved from extensive damage this morning thanks to quick action by Prince Edward County firefighters. A small fire in the back of the building was called in at about 10 a.m. and a plume of thick smoke could be seen from a few blocks away. PEC OPP […]

Some artifacts destroyed in fire at Picton Legion

Some artifacts destroyed in fire at Picton Legion

Prince Edward County firefighters contained fire damage at Picton’s Royal Canadian Legion building to one first-floor room, but some artifacts inside were damaged. The alarm sounded at about 11:53 p.m. Monday night at the historic building located at Main and Johnson streets in Picton. “Firefighters first arriving spotted flames in the front window and quickly […]

County's new fire truck has arrived at the new station

County’s new fire truck has arrived at the new station

Prince Edward County’s new fire truck was a star of Canada Day celebrations Friday as its 107-foot aerial ladder, adorned with the Canadian flag, could be seen from the length of the newly-opened Picton Main Street. The fire department took delivery of the $1.2 million Pierce Ascendant truck last week at its new station on […]

Firefighters work with hospital staff for disaster response training

Firefighters work with hospital staff for disaster response training

Prince Edward County firefighters were called to Picton’s hospital Tuesday night to participate in a mock disaster, training run-through involving the scenario of a helicopter crash at the helipad. Fire Prevention Officer Mike Branscombe and Division 1 Commander Rob Manlow executed the the training and answered questions of QHC nursing staff tasked with making decisions […]

Fire at Rossmore Square

Fire at Rossmore Square

Prince Edward County emergency personnel have been on the scene for several hours Friday evening of a fire at the Legendz Pub in the Rossmore Square. Police, fire and ambulance attended what is believed to be a small fire damaging the pub’s patio and attic area. No further details available at this time.

Community group seeks takeover of surplus fire hall

Community group seeks takeover of surplus fire hall

Conrad Beaubien is expected to address council Tuesday night regarding a vision to turn the surplus Hillier Fire Hall property and buildings over to a community-based group. Beaubien, in his deputation, notes the group, overseen by a governing board, would assume all liabilities and responsibilities for the rehabilitation and development of the site for purposes […]

Prince Edward County firefighter among volunteers helping refugees in Serbia

Prince Edward County firefighter among volunteers helping refugees in Serbia

While Prince Edward County has stepped up to welcome three Syrian refugee families, the County’s Richard Campbell is part of the Canadian Rapid Response team deployed to Serbia to help families crossing the border to seek relief from the violence and conflict. Campbell, a firefighter with Hallowell’s division and a retired OPP Auxiliary member, has been in […]

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