Annual Awards Banquet held March 3, 2018

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Check out this lovely article about our firefighters published in March 12, 2018’s online edition of the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge News.  Congratulations to all of this year’s awards and long-service pin recipients. Winners: Firefighter of the Year (for 2017) – Brent Hannah Officer of the Year (for 2017) – Assistant Chief Mike Larsson Special Recognition […]

Pitt Meadows Spring 2018 Agricultural Burning Season

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2018 Spring Burning Season – March 1 – May 31, 2018 Permits are available from City Hall’s reception desk commencing March 1, 2018 at a cost of $50 for a five-day permit (note this is five consecutive days).  A five-day permit does not guarantee that you are able to burn for all five days.  It will […]

Don’t Let Non-Emergencies Compete with Real Ones

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  Don’t Let Non-Emergencies Compete with Real Ones One in five 9-1-1 calls for police isn’t an emergency, according to estimates by E-Comm, B.C.’s largest emergency communications centre. To help keep 9-1-1 lines free for emergencies that require immediate action from police, E-Comm is conducting a public awareness campaign focused on helping people better recognize […]

KIDDE Brand Extinguisher Recall

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Kidde and Garrison Branded Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Recalled This recall involves two styles of Kidde-branded and Garrison-branded fire extinguishers: Plastic Handle Fire Extinguishers and Push-Button Pindicator Fire Extinguishers. The tables below provide model numbers, date codes and type of extinguisher for the affected fire extinguishers. This expanded recall involves fire extinguishers not included […]

Pedestrian Safety

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Did you know that 43 per cent of all crashes that injure pedestrians happen between October and January as visibility and conditions get worse?   Pedestrian safety is a concern at night and in wet weather. You see pedestrians when you really look for them. When you’re driving, take a break from your phone, be […]

Open Burning Update

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Per the BC Wildfire Service’s media release, effective Friday, September 29th at 12:00 noon, the Coastal Fire Centre will be lifting the current prohibitions on open burning in the Coastal region.  This will allow the City of Pitt Meadows Fall Burning Season to commence, effective the next business day, Monday, October 2, 2017.  Permits will be available […]

Coastal Fire Centre Wildfire Newsletter

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Some timely reading for July 21st, this edition of the Coastal Fire Centre’s publication, Wildfire News, includes tips on alternatives to traditional campfires (which are strictly prohibited) and other tips to have a safe and enjoyable camping trip.  Read it here.

Coastal Fire Centre – Open Fire Prohibition

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Update September 19, 2017: Effective immediately, September 19, 2017, the Coastal Fire Centre’s campfire ban has been rescinded.  The Coastal Fire Centre includes all of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky area, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. Please note that campfires are not permitted in the City of Pitt Meadows. The […]

Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Program

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The Canadian edition of the Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Program now has a new website directed at Canadian communities and organizations.  It is a milestone event that came through the efforts of the NFPA, supporting organizations and Fire Chief Stephen Gamble, on behalf of the FCABC.  This is the first of what promises to be […]