Total Fire Ban
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!! TOTAL FIRE BAN for the Municipality of the Town of Bancroft
As a result of the extremely dry conditions, Bancroft is now under a TOTAL FIRE BAN.
There shall be NO open air fires or burning of any kind during a Total Fire Ban, including but not limited to:
- Burn Barrels
- Wood or Charcoal burning BBQ’s or outdoor stoves.
- Use of Fireworks and Flying Lanterns
CSA approved gas cooking appliances may be used for cooking at this time.
This Ban will be fully enforced, and any person found violating this ban could face any and all applicable fines and/or charges. Any person deemed liable for a fire incident during this ban will face any and all costs incurred as a result of the fire departments response and actions taken to extinguish said fire. There will be NO burn permits issued during a Total Fire Ban.
The Total Fire Ban will remain in effect until significant rainfall is received and reviewed by the Fire Department. Only the Fire Department may lift this ban.
Stay tuned to our twitter (@bancroftfire), our website, and local news for updates to the total fire ban should conditions change. For any questions, please contact the Fire Department at (613) 332-2442.
Hastings County Resources Page
Check out the Emergency Resources Public Site hosted by Hastings County. The site has up to date information regarding local full burn bans, public health information, and more. There is also a link to a link to a Forest Fire Information Map provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Check the link here: https://emergency-resources-public-hastings-gis.hub.arcgis.com/
You can also follow the Hastings County Emergency Management Program through their twitter @HastingsEM for updates.
Thanks to all that donated during McHappy Days In Bancroft!
Latest Update: What a huge success! Thanks to all that opened their vehicle windows while waiting in the construction traffic to donate! Members of the Bancroft Fire Department walked the line ups for several hours accepting your kind donations. We managed to raise over $1100 for RMHC Canada!!
Update: Our Chief is on scene helping with the morning coffee run! Help get him in the lead for sales!
For the 29th year, McDonald’s Canada is rallying Canadians to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and other local children’s charities through its biggest fundraising initiative of the year – McHappy Day®! On McHappy Day, a portion of proceeds from every food and beverage purchase, all day long, will help support families with sick children through RMHC and local children’s charities. Last year, McHappy Day raised over $5.7 million in support of families with sick children who rely on services like RMHC. #KeepingFamiliesClose
Come and join us on Wednesday, May 10th at the Bancroft McDonalds for McHappy Day! Members of the Bancroft Fire Department will be there helping serve customers throughout the day (emergency calls pending, of course). Come purchase yourself a coffee, burger, or even a pair of McHappy Day socks and help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada!