Cigarettes: Put it out, all the way, every time!

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Did you know that the improper disposal of smoking materials is one of the LEADING causes of brush fires?  And further since cigarette butts are often littered close to buildings, a brush fire could easily spread to a nearby building, endangering life and property.  Discarded smoking materials are responsible for nearly all brush fires attended to by […]

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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UPDATE May 18, 2018: Effective immediately, Friday, May 18, 2018, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. Specifically, the Category 2 prohibition applies to: • the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) •the burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres •the […]

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 […]