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Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fire Prevention Week bannerHey Kids! It's Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017 - This year's theme is "Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!" Smoke and fire spread fast. There's no time to figure out how to escape AFTER a fire starts. Thats why it is so important that everyone has working smoke alarms in their home and that they practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in their household BEFORE there's a fire. Sparky would like you to take his challenge: Draw your Home Fire Escape Plan or Colour in the Step...

Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fire Prevention WeekFire Prevention Week Open House - October 10, 2017 The Port Hope Fire & Emergency Services Department is hosting Open Houses across the municipality at the three fire stations located in Port Hope, Welcome and Garden Hill on October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in support of Fire Prevention Week and this year's campaign. Each fire station will have activities, fire safety information, free food and drinks, and most of all, FUN. Come by and bring the family to one or more of the fire stations. This y...

Posted Monday, May 08, 2017

EP Week 2017 bannerAre you prepared for an emergency? May 7-13 is Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This year's theme is "Plan. Prepare. Be Aware." The Municipality of Port Hope reminds you to be prepared so you can stay safe during an emergency in our community. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere. It is important to: Know the risks - Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our comm...

Posted Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Port Hope Fire & Emergency Services Department would like to offer the public some basic safety tips given the recent special provincial flood watch notices issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Area. Turn Around, Don't Drown! ŽAvoid walking or driving through flood waters.Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 1 foot of water can sweep your vehicle away.If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.If fl...

Posted Monday, April 10, 2017

The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to announce that Reno Levesque has been hired to the position of Deputy Fire Chief for the Port Hope Fire & Emergency Services Department, effective April 24th, 2017. Deputy Fire Chief Designate Levesque has been the full-time Training Officer with the Town of Georgina Fire Department where he oversaw training forty career and sixty volunteer firefighters as well as three fire prevention staff members. Prior to his employment with the Town of Georgina he...

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