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Firefighters collecting new toys for Christmas Angel campaign

Firefighters collecting new toys for Christmas Angel campaign

The Picton Firefighter’s Association 2022 Toy Drive continues. Donations of toys for children ages five to 15 are being collected to help support the County’s Christmas Angel Foundation to help those in need. Donations are being accepted Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Picton Canadian Tire. Donations are welcome every day at the Picton Fire hall, […]

PEC Fire and Rescue open houses to help residents plan their escape

PEC Fire and Rescue open houses to help residents plan their escape

Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue asks residents to remember ‘Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape’ – the theme of this year’s 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9 – 15. PEC Fire Prevention Officer Greg Gorsline hopes residents will embrace the fire prevention week theme. “It’s important for everyone to plan and practice […]

Help 'fore' Picton Firefighters Association to send burn victims to camp

Help ‘fore’ Picton Firefighters Association to send burn victims to camp

The Picton Firefighters Association gives a shoutout to local businesses, companies, sponsors and participants who help them raise $5,000 at a golf tournament in support of Camp Bucko, a summer camp dedicated to burn victim survivors ages seven to 17. The camp is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and this August hosted more than […]

Power outage due to fire at a Hydro One station

Power outage due to fire at a Hydro One station

Hydro One states power has been restored to all affected customers in Saturday’s wide-spread outage. The power outage was caused by a fire at the Lennox Generating station in Napanee. The outage affected more than 25,000 homes and businesses in Prince Edward County, as well as outages in surrounding areas. While some County residents had […]

Three firefighters with more than 50 years service in PEC retire

Three firefighters with more than 50 years service in PEC retire

More than 150 years of combined service were honoured as three long-serving Prince Edward County firefighters from the same station officially retired. Roger Flower, Bill Bedford and Leonard Bedford were honoured at the Rossmore Fire Station by Chief Chad Brown, Deputy Chief Tim Kraemer, and firefighters, who presented commemorative plaques with glass-enclosed axes. Division commander […]

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 […]

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