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Rescue training puts firefighters on thin ice

Rescue training puts firefighters on thin ice

Prince Edward County firefighters fell through the ice into the freezing water at Picton harbour Tuesday night – all part of a regular training exercise in ice and water rescue. One by one the firefighters experience what it’s like to rescue, and be rescued. Trainer/facilitators Jim Young and Dan Claxton watch closely as single and […]

Gas leak under control

Gas leak under control

PEC firefighter Jerry Ferguson uses a gas detector to determine the extent of a leak at the end of the Town & Country Video building downtown Picton. Neighbours called the fire department at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday after smelling the “rotten egg” odour added to odourless natural gas. The leak was determined to be small […]

Chimney fire knocked down quickly

Chimney fire knocked down quickly

PEC firefighters quickly knocked down a chimney fire near the Girl Guide Camp at Waupoos Monday – saving the family dogs and almost all of the tenants’ belongings. The blaze was spotted by a passerby who called 911 from a neighbour’s house.

PEC firefighters 'feel the heat'

PEC firefighters ‘feel the heat’

When would you see a firefighter adding straw to a fire? When they need to feel the heat as one part of an intensive Ontario Fire College training program. Visit our new PEC Firefighters’ Page to see what they learned.

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