Fire Prevention and Education is key to keeping our community and residents safe. It is an effective way of being proactive. The Fire Prevention and Education Division visits many local schools to educate children about fire safety and prevention as early as possible.
The best way to prepare you and your family for the possibility of a fire is to ensure you have proper working smoke detectors throughout your home. For more information about the importance of smoke alarms, check out our Smoke Alarm Facts.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and toxic gas and is often referred to as the “silent killer”. When inhaled it reduces the blood’s capacity to transport oxygen throughout the body. It can poison the body quickly in high concentrations, or slowly over long periods of time.
The Fire Prevention and Education Division wants all residents to be aware of the potential dangers of this harmful gas. Raising awareness about Carbon Monoxide will help residents to be able to detect it if present and keep themselves and their families safe. For more information, please see Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer.
It is important for students living in our community to be aware of ways to prevent fires and be safe in the event of a fire. The Fire Prevention and Education Division wants students to be aware of the steps they can take to stop fires from happening. For more information, we encourage County youth to check out our Tips for Students.
By placing a key focus on public education, the Fire Prevention and Education Division of Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue encourages residents to explore opportunities to educate themselves about fires and fire prevention. Fire Hall tours, Fire Extinguisher training, the Fire Safety House and Fire Safety talks are offered by the Fire Prevention and Education Division for any members of the public who are interested in increasing their awareness of fire safety.
If you are interested in participating in any upcoming public education training opportunities or to find out more, please contact the Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administration Office by email or telephone or visit them at:
8 McDonald Drive
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week runs from October. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue is urging families in the County of Prince Edward to practice safety in the kitchen while cooking as part of Fire Prevention Week.
The Fire Prevention and Education Division offers several types of safety inspections to homeowners, residents and businesses. To schedule a Fire Safety Inspection please contact the Fire Prevention Officer or the Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue Administration Office located at 8 McDonald Drive in Picton, 613.476.2345.
Types of Safety Inspections
- Home Inspections – Fire Safety, Fire Escape Planning
- Group Home Inspections
- Day Care Inspections
- Yearly Inspections
- In-Services – Fire Extinguisher Training, Drills