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Officers met with gun fire executing Canada-wide warrant arrest in PEC

Officers met with gun fire executing Canada-wide warrant arrest in PEC

UPDATE: The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch under the direction of a major case manager, are now investigating the attempted murder of OPP officers. The focus of the investigation remains on the Massassauga Road residence where police activity will continue in the coming days. — Prince Edward OPP were met with gun fire while executing an […]

Fire chief calls for partial burn ban due to wind

Fire chief calls for partial burn ban due to wind

Fire Chief Robert Rutter has called for a partial burn ban for the municipality due to high winds. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burn permit is required for all open air burning. […]

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

APRIL 13:  Fire Chief Robert Rutter has lifted the full burn ban after ground conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. APRIL 12: Fire Chief Robert Rutter has rescinded the total burn ban and put in place a partial burn ban for the municipality. The fire chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to […]

County firefighter named new Deputy Chief

County firefighter named new Deputy Chief

Tim Kraemer says he will miss jumping on board fire trucks to respond to calls, but he’s excited for the challenge of becoming the County’s new Deputy Fire Chief. Kraemer replaces former deputy fire chief Robert Rutter, who became fire chief earlier this year following the retirement of Scott Manlow. Operating fire trucks was a […]

FIre chief issues partial burn ban July 26

FIre chief issues partial burn ban July 26

Due to wind conditions, Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue has issued a partial burn ban for the municipality. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burn permit is required for all open air […]

Fireworks found at multiple small grass fires

Fireworks found at multiple small grass fires

Prince Edward County OPP is assisting the County Fire Department to investigate multiple small grass fires overnight Sunday on County Roads 4, 5 and Kingsley Road. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue crews located fireworks. The investigation continues. “Fireworks can and will start fires,” said Robert Rutter, incoming fire chief. “Be extremely cautious when dealing […]

Fire chiefs from near and far salute Prince Edward County chief on his retirement

Fire chiefs from near and far salute Prince Edward County chief on his retirement

Fire Chiefs from near and far came to salute Prince Edward County Fire Chief Scott Manlow on his last day on the job, Friday. Piper Major Josh McFarlane led a parade of Manlow’s family members, County CAO Marcia Wallace, Mayor Steve Ferguson and more than a dozen chiefs from Cobourg to Ottawa to the Picton […]

One year delay cost $43,200 more to buy new fire truck

One year delay cost $43,200 more to buy new fire truck

A new pumper tanker fire truck for Wellington will cost $43,200 more than if it were purchased last spring. Council Tuesday night approved in an 8-6 vote, a tender to Dependable Emergency Vehicles for $395,700 to be built and delivered in about one year. Last May, a tender under budget of $352,491 was opposed in […]

Man who loved fire trucks as a boy now replacing County's retiring chief

Man who loved fire trucks as a boy now replacing County’s retiring chief

By Sue Capon When the air raid sirens blared to warn there was a fire in progress, young Robert Rutter and his friends hopped on their bicycles to race down to the fire hall in Bloomfield to watch the volunteers leap into action. On July 1, 2020, Rutter will lead Prince Edward County’s volunteers as […]

No structural damage in Bloomfield Main Street fire

No structural damage in Bloomfield Main Street fire

Quick action from Prince Edward County firefighters kept damage to a landmark Bloomfield home at a minimum, around lunch time Sunday. Smouldering behind siding and smoke was reported at the 292 Main Street home of Loyalist Landing, known far and wide as the delightful bed and breakfast that hosts Rob and Gillian Leek regularly flys […]

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