Fire News

Posted On Sunday, February 10, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE  FEBRUARY 10, 2019   WOMAN PULLED FROM FIRE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL    Gravenhurst, ON-  A 32-year old woman who was rescued by Gravenhurst Firefighters Saturday afternoon was admitted to hospital in serious condition after a passing motorist noticed smoke coming from a house.   Just before 4pm, a motorist driving on Houseys Rapids Road in rural Gravenhurst saw what they thought was smoke and called 9-1-1. Minutes later,...
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Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gravenhurst Fire Logo MEDIA RELEASE January 29, 2019    Gravenhurst Landlord Fined Fire Code Violations   Gravenhurst, ON – The owner of a small Gravenhurst apartment building was fined a total of $7500.00 in Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court today after pleading guilty to two counts of “Failing to Comply” with inspection orders issued by the Gravenhurst Fire Department.   In August 2018, the Fire Department conducted an inspection of the...
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Posted On Friday, January 18, 2019

extreme cold MEDIA RELEASE January 18, 2019   Frigid Temperatures Expected This  Weekend Please Take Proper Precautions   Gravenhurst, ON - With a forecast of extreme cold temperatures throughout weekend and into Monday, the Town of Gravenhurst reminds residents that if you are suffering from the cold, the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre is open during normal hours of operation as a place to warm up.    “We want our residents to know that...
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Posted On Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gravenhurst Fire Chief Larry Brassard spoke with CBC  Ontario Morning  today [January 10/19] with host Wei Chen about the number of fire fatalities in the province and contributing factors. You can listen to the interview here;


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Posted On Friday, January 04, 2019

Gravenhurst Fire Logo MEDIA RELEASE January 4, 2019   Provincial Fire Death Toll Tops 100 Fire Officials Concerned About Upwards Trend    Gravenhurst, ON – 2018 has proven to be a deadly year across the Province with persons dying in fires at a higher than normal level according to Provincial fire officials. This has local firefighters sounding the alarm.    Looking back on 2018, emergency responses in Gravenhurst were up by 7% over the previous year,...
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