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 […]

Summer Safety – Hot Vehicles

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Now that warm weather has finally arrived, it is important to keep in mind some important hot weather safety tips to keep you and your family – including the four legged members – cool and safe this summer. Remember to NEVER leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle even for “just a moment”.  Cracking windows […]

Product Recall – Kidde Brand Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms

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Kidde recalls Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms Posting date:   March 21, 2018 Affected products   Affected products Kidde Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010CA and PI9010CA Product description This recall involves two models (PI2010CA and PI9010CA) of Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms manufactured between September 10, 2016 and October 13, […]

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 […]

Fireworks Ban Reminder

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Residents are reminded that the sale, possession and use of fireworks is NOT permitted in the City of Pitt Meadows. Furthermore, firecrackers of all types are illegal in Canada.  Possession at any time is an offense.  Roadways and parks are not permitted to be used for fireworks and no residential lot has the required clearances […]

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 […]

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.

Shipping Container Safety

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In Pitt Meadows, shipping containers located within/on properties are subject to fire inspections and will be inspected for compliance.   Shipping Containers used for storage of any flammable or combustible liquids, or combustible materials and other long term uses, will be considered as permanent buildings and therefore must meet the requirements of the BC Building and […]

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 […]