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Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

Fire Safety Tips during COVID-19  During these difficult times, when public officials are asking us to stay at home, the potential for a home fire is greater than before. Most fires in Ontario occur in our homes, the place where most people feel the safest. Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone of some fire safety measures that we all can take to reduce the risks in our homes and keep ourselves and our families safe from fire. Remember to test your smoke alarms an...

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a top priority and our senior leadership is diligently assessing and responding to maintain municipal preparedness for the weeks to come. Emergency Operations Centre Preparedness The municipal Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated by our Community Emergency Management Coordinator, Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar. An Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emer...

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is rapidly evolving. On March 17th Ontario Premier Doug Ford enacted a Declaration of Emergency to protect the public and our senior leadership is responding by implementing additional measures, to maintain the health and well-being of our community. Business Continuity and Municipal Staff On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. all municipal facilities closed to the public. Municipal staff will operate under a modified work model. This will mean that ther...

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2020 VFF Recruit InvitationPort Hope Fire and Emergency Services invites interested members of the public to attend the upcoming Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Information Night on Thursday, February 27, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Hope Community Hub, located at 5325 County Road 10. “We are looking for a few more exceptional individuals to join our dedicated team,” notes Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar, Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “Our Volunteer Firefighters are notably reliable; p...

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Burnt electrical outletNew TikTok Challenge Posing Serious Electrical Risks The Electrical Safety Authority is issuing a warning to all Ontarians not to participate or share a “challenge” on the social media platform TikTok that could lead to electrical fires and pose a serious safety risk. Despite the electrical damage caused by their actions, some TikTok users continue to put themselves and others at immediate risk for injury or fatality. “While no known injuries have been reported so far, the po...

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