Enbridge Gas Teams Up With Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & Emergency Services To Reduce Fire And Carbon Monoxide Deaths Through Safe Community Project Zero
Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) and Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & Emergency Services (WSFES) announced they are working together to improve home safety and to bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. WSFES received 288 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Safe Community Project Zero–a public education campaign with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) that will provide more than 10,000 alarms to residents in 50 municipalities across Ontario.
WSFES Enhances Emergency Response Capabilities with Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada
Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services (WSFES) are now better equipped to handle emergencies and keep the local community of Stouffville safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. The Foundation recognized our need and awarded WSFES $21,840.64 to be utilized to acquire a state-of-the-art drone, revolutionizing fireground assessments, aiding in search and rescue operations, and strengthening fire prevention measures.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services, is pleased to announce that the fire ban in Stouffville has been officially rescinded, effective immediately. The decision comes as a result of the recent precipitation experienced over the weekend.
The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, in accordance with local municipal by-law and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, has announced a temporary ban on all open-air burning, including recreational fires, within its jurisdiction, effective immediately and until further notice.
The Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & Emergency Services (WSFES) would like to inform residents that the current local fire hazard rating in York Region has been assessed as high. This rating is due to the prevailing hot and dry conditions, which pose an increased risk of fire incidents.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & Emergency Services is urging residents to be mindful of the open-air burning restrictions in place within the community. Adhering to these regulations is crucial for maintaining safety and minimizing the risk of fire incidents.
If there was a severe weather event today that resulted in loss of power, flooding and you being unable to leave your home for 2 days, would you be prepared? The Town of Stouffville recognizes May 7-13, 2023 as Emergency Preparedness Week. This week is an opportunity to increase awareness and remind residents how to be better prepared for an emergency.
The Ballantrae Fire Station is on the move after the Town of Stouffville announced today an agreement to purchase 3.5 acres on Aurora Road. The parcel of land, located just west of Highway 48 in Ballantrae, is the proposed future home of a modern fire station. The Town is in ongoing discussions with York Region Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) about a joint venture for the site. The transaction is scheduled to close in early 2023.
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