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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Awareness Week

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 11:27 AM

Gravenhurst, Ontario – What is carbon monoxide (CO)? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. Produced when any fossil fuel such as wood, propane, natural gas and heating oil during combustion to name a few, carbon monoxide is also known as “the silent killer”. 

“Fossil fuel appliances that are not functioning properly can quickly build up dangerous and even deadly toxic levels of carbon monoxide,” said Fire Prevention Officer Kevin McKelvey. “Being aware of the...

Open Air Burn By-law Reminder

Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2022 08:35 AM

Open Air Burning and Fires are Regulated Throughout the Town

Gravenhurst, ON – The Town of Gravenhurst By-law Division would like to remind visitors and residents that recreational fires are permitted within the urban centre of Gravenhurst with the following requirements in place.

A maximum 61 cm by 61 cm (2 ft by 2 ft) is permitted. When starting an open-air fire please ensure that it does not adversely affect neighbouring properties and individuals. Only charcoal, briquettes, or clean dry seasoned...

Fire Prevention Week – October 9th to15th

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2022 12:28 PM

“Fire Won’t Wait – Plan Your Escape” is this Year’s Education Theme

Gravenhurst, ON – October 9th to 15th is Fire Prevention Week across North America, this year’s theme is “Fire Won’t Wait – Plan Your Escape”.

Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are the first defense to notify occupants should a fire occur in the home. Knowing what to do when the alarm sounds could mean the difference between life or death. The various sounds the alarms make can make a difference; the difference being,...

Muskoka Forest Fire Danger Rating - September 21, 2022

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 03:04 PM

The Muskoka Fire Danger Rating is now set at LOW

Small fires are permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka keeping in mind that NO DAYTIME BURNING is allowed.

Consult with your local Municipality for outdoor burning regulations in your area.

New Training Facility Opening for Gravenhurst Firefighters

Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2022 11:55 AM

Gravenhurst, ON - The Gravenhurst Fire Department is opening its state-of-the-art training centre located on the upper floor of the Station #1 Headquarters at 190 Harvie Street on Thursday, September 15th. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Chief L.E. McNeice Training Centre is named after the long-time serving Gravenhurst Fire Chief Lorne McNiece, who served with the department from 1972-2012, 27 of those years as Chief. McNeice was instrumental in the development of the Gravenhurst Fire Department...

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