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Awards honour County's long-serving firefighters

Awards honour County’s long-serving firefighters

Eighty-one current and retired members of the Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue recently received federal, provincial, and municipal awards in recognition of many years of service. “The formal awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize staff that have achieved significant milestones in the fire service. These honours demonstrate our members’ commitment to serving and […]

Firefighters' Association donation thanks Salvation Army for its support

Firefighters’ Association donation thanks Salvation Army for its support

Picton Firefighters’ Association president, Brendan Bellchamber presented $1,000 to Picton Salvation Army Lieutenant Joe Ludlow during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The funds come from various fundraising projects the Picton Firefighters’ Association undertakes throughout the year, including Christmas tree sales. “Firefighters appreciate the support received from the Salvation Army, in particular when food and drinks are […]

200 livestock killed due to fire next to barn in Ameliasburgh

200 livestock killed due to fire next to barn in Ameliasburgh

Conditions from a fire early this morning killed 200 livestock (chickens) in a barn on County Road 19 near the village of Ameliasburg. Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Division 5 and station 6 firefighters were called to the blaze about 9:50 a.m. Thursday, April 7. Fire Chief Chad Brown states firefighters were able to […]

Picton firefighters add fuel to hospital fundraising efforts

Picton firefighters add fuel to hospital fundraising efforts

The Picton Firefighters Association turned up the heat on Tuesday evening as members presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $7,000 gift to Back the Build of the County’s new hospital. This gift brings the Picton firefighters’ cumulative giving to $10,000 over three years, in support of the campaign. “We’re proud and […]

OPP investigating suspicious fires

OPP investigating suspicious fires

On Monday, April 4 early evening, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment were called to the area of Highway 62 near Wilson Road regarding two fires attended by County firefighters. Two structures had been burned. Provincial Constable Aaron Miller reports the fires are believed to be suspicious. The investigation will […]

Fire contained to one unit in blaze at Picton Heights row housing

Fire contained to one unit in blaze at Picton Heights row housing

Prince Edward County firefighters contained a fire at a six-unit row housing on Reichswald Court at Prince Edward Heights to one unit as they battled flame and smoke throughout the evening Wednesday. Crews contained the fire to unit 13, with smoke and water damage to unit 14. “Fire crews faced significant fire and smoke coming […]

Fire at Bayfield Treatment Centre admin building

Fire at Bayfield Treatment Centre admin building

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue are on the scene of a structure fire involving the administration building of the Bayfield Treatment Centre in Consecon. Crews responded to County Road 39 at 2:33 am on Jan. 12 to find the structure was fully involved in fire. PEC Fire Chief Chad Brown is advising the public […]

County donates fire truck to First Nations community in need

County donates fire truck to First Nations community in need

On the third day of his new job, Prince Edward County’s new fire chief was pleased to witness the presentation of a surplus fire pumper/tanker heading to the Nibinamik First Nation land area known as Summer Beaver, about 500km north of Thunder Bay. The presentation was made Wednesday at the Picton station, to Firefighters Without […]

Brown named PEC's new fire chief

Brown named PEC’s new fire chief

Chad Brown will be the new fire chief for Prince Edward County as of Dec. 6, overseeing its complement of 150 volunteer and full-time firefighters. Brown is the County’s fourth chief since amalgamation, following the retirement this month of Robert Rutter who took over from Scott Manlow. George Pettingill was the first County chief. Chief […]

'Tis the season County firefighters' tree sales support charities

‘Tis the season County firefighters’ tree sales support charities

Wellington residents Kim and Doug Taylor watch as Tim Jones, Bernice Dunphy and Jim Young carry out their perfect Christmas tree from the holiday forest now set up behind the Picton Fire Station, 8 McDonald Dr. Buying a Christmas tree from The Picton Firefighters Association is an easy way to pay the spirit of the […]

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