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Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation CertificateWater Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services has once again achieved the Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation, attaining an enhanced level of accreditation for Port Hope and ensuring that the Department is capable of supplying a consistent water source in the event of a fire in the rural area of the Municipality, to both residential and industrial/commercial structures. “The accreditation means that our department has the ability to fight both in...

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018

Chiefs Holiday MessageCooking, Smoking and Alcohol...A Dangerous Mix The holidays can be one of the most dangerous times of the year for home fires. All too often, these fires are started by careless cooking or smoking. In many cases alcohol is involved. Here are four things you need to do to help keep you and your family safe: 1. Stay in the kitchen when cooking. 2. Drink responsibly. 3. If you smoke, smoke outside. 4. Install and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and practice your home fire escape plan ...

Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018

Port Hope 2018 Toy and Gift DrivePort Hope Fire and Emergency Services and the Port Hope Firefighter's Association 2018 Toy and Gift Drive is underway. Help support your community by donating a new unwrapped toy, gift card or gift to the following locations: Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services Administration Office - 245 Ontario St.Dreamers Cafe - corner of Walton and Queen St.Chard Residence - 76 Ward St.Unwrapped toys and gifts will be accepted until Saturday, December 15th, at which point the Salvation Army will collect ...

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018

Beat the Silent KillerOntario's Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually. “In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home,” said Port Hope Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. Get all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor.” Visit COSafety...

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018

Remember - Change your Clocks, Change your Alarm BatteriesWhen setting clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 4th remember to also change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries. “It’s a habit that’s both simple and life-saving,” says Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar. "We urge everyone to not only change their batteries when they change their clocks but also set a reminder to test their alarms once every month.”

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