Pickering Fire Services

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Pickering Fire Services is dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment of our community, through effective public education, code enforcement, and emergency response.

This is achieved through the hard work and commitment from our staff in the following areas:

Public Education- Provides fire safety information to the public and community groups through a number of methods, including lectures, public events, and on line course delivery.

Prevention- Provides Fire and Building Code inspection and enforcement to ensure buildings in the city comply with all regulatory code requirements.

Training- Develops and delivers training and promotional programs to ensure all Fire Services staff are current in skills, certifications, and knowledge.

Suppression- Provides timely response from 4 (soon to be 5) strategically placed fire halls within the city to all emergencies, including fires, motor vehicle accidents, rescues, and hazards.

Administration- Provides oversight, direction and management support to all the divisions.

We encourage you to explore our page to learn more about Pickering Fire Services, your new Fire Chief, and ask your fire-related questions!

Pickering Fire Services is dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment of our community, through effective public education, code enforcement, and emergency response.

This is achieved through the hard work and commitment from our staff in the following areas:

Public Education- Provides fire safety information to the public and community groups through a number of methods, including lectures, public events, and on line course delivery.

Prevention- Provides Fire and Building Code inspection and enforcement to ensure buildings in the city comply with all regulatory code requirements.

Training- Develops and delivers training and promotional programs to ensure all Fire Services staff are current in skills, certifications, and knowledge.

Suppression- Provides timely response from 4 (soon to be 5) strategically placed fire halls within the city to all emergencies, including fires, motor vehicle accidents, rescues, and hazards.

Administration- Provides oversight, direction and management support to all the divisions.

We encourage you to explore our page to learn more about Pickering Fire Services, your new Fire Chief, and ask your fire-related questions!

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Do you have a question about fire prevention, fire safety, or emergency management? Your safety remains our top priority and it's important you feel informed. We encourage you to send in all of your fire-related questions, and we'll get back to you!

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  • Share Hello, I’ve seen lots of advertising for fire blankets such as Prepared Hero. I was wondering if this type of product is better than a fire extinguisher as they advertise. I’m thinking it might be good to have handy in the kitchen in particular but would be very interested in your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks, Sharon on Facebook Share Hello, I’ve seen lots of advertising for fire blankets such as Prepared Hero. I was wondering if this type of product is better than a fire extinguisher as they advertise. I’m thinking it might be good to have handy in the kitchen in particular but would be very interested in your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks, Sharon on Twitter Share Hello, I’ve seen lots of advertising for fire blankets such as Prepared Hero. I was wondering if this type of product is better than a fire extinguisher as they advertise. I’m thinking it might be good to have handy in the kitchen in particular but would be very interested in your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks, Sharon on Linkedin Email Hello, I’ve seen lots of advertising for fire blankets such as Prepared Hero. I was wondering if this type of product is better than a fire extinguisher as they advertise. I’m thinking it might be good to have handy in the kitchen in particular but would be very interested in your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks, Sharon link

    Hello, I’ve seen lots of advertising for fire blankets such as Prepared Hero. I was wondering if this type of product is better than a fire extinguisher as they advertise. I’m thinking it might be good to have handy in the kitchen in particular but would be very interested in your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks, Sharon

    Sharon Scollard asked 7 months ago

    Fire blankets are an additional piece of fire safety that can be used within the home, but they should not replace a fire extinguisher. If you ever have a pot on the stove catch fire, we recommend that you use a tight-fitting lid to smother the fire, and then turn off the heat to the element. If purchasing a fire blanket, we recommend that you put it in a location that is easily accessible. 

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    How many calls does Pickering Fire Services respond to on an annual basis?

    Jacob McArthur asked 6 months ago

    Pickering Fire's call volume is approximately 5,000 calls per year.

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    What type of fire tools and equipment is used for Pickering Fire Department

    Brianna asked 5 months ago

    Pickering Fire has a large variety of tools and equipment, depending on the type of situation. For suppression activities, our main tools include our fire truck, which allows us to get water, the house, and nozzle, to spray the water onto the fire. We use a variety of tools from hydraulics to small hand tools. We also have equipment for water, ice, high angle, and vehicle rescues. 

  • Share How do I determine if my fire extinguishers are still good? There are no tags or dates on the units. on Facebook Share How do I determine if my fire extinguishers are still good? There are no tags or dates on the units. on Twitter Share How do I determine if my fire extinguishers are still good? There are no tags or dates on the units. on Linkedin Email How do I determine if my fire extinguishers are still good? There are no tags or dates on the units. link

    How do I determine if my fire extinguishers are still good? There are no tags or dates on the units.

    diane ferns asked 5 months ago

    Fire extinguishers for home use are good for approximately 10 years. The date can be found in a few locations - some are stamped on the bottom of the cylinder, and others have the date written on the label!

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    Who should I contact to report non functional emergency lighting in a place of business or restaurant?

    John Bayers asked 10 months ago

    Hi there. Please contact fire@pickering.ca or by phone at 905.839.9968 and an inspector will be assigned to follow-up on the concern. 

    A request for an inspection may also be submitted online here.

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    Hello, I understand that you can present guidelines on how to make an escape plan. Ours is a detached two level house. There is a Main Entrance Door, a Patio Door, a Side Door and a Garage Door. We have Smoke/Heat and CO Detectors across the levels, including the Basement. Will appreciate your input. Regards

    Asif asked 10 months ago

    Hi there! Please contact fire@pickering.ca or by phone at 905.839.9968, and staff will provide materials and guide you through the process of creating a home escape plan. Thank you.

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    Jess asked 10 months ago

    Hi there! Open-air burning of yard waste is not permitted in Pickering. Leaves and yard waste can be bagged and placed at the curb for collection. Visit durhan.ca/waste to learn more. 

  • Share How can a Pickering resident approach Pickering Fire for questions? I've heard my neighbours ask many questions over the years. Such as is this fire extinguisher still good? Where is a good place to store my bbq propane tank in winter? or I have a loved one that will need help leaving incase of a fire; how can I let the fire department know, if I am not at home when an emergency happens? on Facebook Share How can a Pickering resident approach Pickering Fire for questions? I've heard my neighbours ask many questions over the years. Such as is this fire extinguisher still good? Where is a good place to store my bbq propane tank in winter? or I have a loved one that will need help leaving incase of a fire; how can I let the fire department know, if I am not at home when an emergency happens? on Twitter Share How can a Pickering resident approach Pickering Fire for questions? I've heard my neighbours ask many questions over the years. Such as is this fire extinguisher still good? Where is a good place to store my bbq propane tank in winter? or I have a loved one that will need help leaving incase of a fire; how can I let the fire department know, if I am not at home when an emergency happens? on Linkedin Email How can a Pickering resident approach Pickering Fire for questions? I've heard my neighbours ask many questions over the years. Such as is this fire extinguisher still good? Where is a good place to store my bbq propane tank in winter? or I have a loved one that will need help leaving incase of a fire; how can I let the fire department know, if I am not at home when an emergency happens? link

    How can a Pickering resident approach Pickering Fire for questions? I've heard my neighbours ask many questions over the years. Such as is this fire extinguisher still good? Where is a good place to store my bbq propane tank in winter? or I have a loved one that will need help leaving incase of a fire; how can I let the fire department know, if I am not at home when an emergency happens?

    Gouldtra asked 9 months ago

    Hi there! Questions regarding fire safety can always be directed to Pickering Fire Services' Fire Prevention section at fire@pickering.ca or by phone at 905.839.9968 - a member of the Fire Prevention section will be happy to assist. 

  • Share We had a recent incident where something was in the microwave for too long, causing billowing smoke through the entire main floor of our home. We have newer, working smoke alarms with new batteries, operating when doing the self test, but the alarm didn’t sound during the incident! What went wrong here, and what should I do to rectify the problem?!?! Thank you on Facebook Share We had a recent incident where something was in the microwave for too long, causing billowing smoke through the entire main floor of our home. We have newer, working smoke alarms with new batteries, operating when doing the self test, but the alarm didn’t sound during the incident! What went wrong here, and what should I do to rectify the problem?!?! Thank you on Twitter Share We had a recent incident where something was in the microwave for too long, causing billowing smoke through the entire main floor of our home. We have newer, working smoke alarms with new batteries, operating when doing the self test, but the alarm didn’t sound during the incident! What went wrong here, and what should I do to rectify the problem?!?! Thank you on Linkedin Email We had a recent incident where something was in the microwave for too long, causing billowing smoke through the entire main floor of our home. We have newer, working smoke alarms with new batteries, operating when doing the self test, but the alarm didn’t sound during the incident! What went wrong here, and what should I do to rectify the problem?!?! Thank you link

    We had a recent incident where something was in the microwave for too long, causing billowing smoke through the entire main floor of our home. We have newer, working smoke alarms with new batteries, operating when doing the self test, but the alarm didn’t sound during the incident! What went wrong here, and what should I do to rectify the problem?!?! Thank you

    Kristy asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question, and more importantly, thank you making fire safety a priority in your home. The reason your smoke alarm did not activate could be for a number of reasons.

    1. It may have been the proximity of where the smoke alarm is located in relation to the smoke and where it travelled. 
    2. The amount of smoke may have dissipated by the time it reached the smoke alarm.
    3. The detector may require cleaning due to dust and/or debris.

    If your smoke alarms are testing correctly when you push the button, then you can be assured they are operational. I would suggest that in addition to monthly testing, you vacuum the outside of your smoke alarms on a regular basis, as the protective grill can accumulate dust and debris.

    Please remember that most smoke alarms have a maximum life expectancy of 8-10 years, and then need to be replaced.

    If you still feel that there may be a problem with your smoke alarms after trying these solutions, feel free to call our Fire Prevention division at 905.839.9968 and we would be more than happy speak with you or visit your home to provide some direction.

    Thank you, and stay safe.

    - Deputy Boyd

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