Saved By The Beep Day
Test Your Smoke Alarm Day! As a new annual event, September 28th is a day long event geared towards reminding all to check and test your smoke alarms. In 2022 there were 133 fatalities in the province due to fire, most of which were due to non-functioning or complete lack of smoke alarms. This is the most fire related fatalities seen in the province in 20 years!
During Test Your Smoke Alarm Day, everyone is encouraged to check and test every smoke and CO alarm in their homes. If you live in an apartment building, make sure you check with your landlord to see if you have interconnected alarms with other units before testing, as they may cause all smoke alarms to sound the test. To learn more about smoke alarms, check out the “Smoke Alarm” drop-down menu above.
We’re also encouraging you to learn more about fire safety in your homes and work places, as well as home fire escape and emergency planning! For more info on how to create a home fire escape plan, check out the “Fire Prevention” drop-down menu above.
Want a simple way to participate? Take a selfie or picture of family members testing your household smoke alarms and post it to your social media platform of choice! Don’t forget to add the hashtag #SavedByTheBeep and tag @bancroftfire as well! Challenge your friends and other family members to do the same to help spread this simple yet effective message!! For more information on the event, check out www.savedbythebeep.ca
The Bancroft Fire Department will be joining in the fun this evening for the annual Daddy ‘N Me: Touch a Truck event hosted by North Hastings Children’s Services! This year the event is being held at the Bancroft Community Airport located at 522 Chemausgon Rd. from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We’ll be bringing some of our trucks and equipment for all to check out. Come join us!!
As of 4:00 pm today, July 11th 2023, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone in Ontario. As such the Town of Bancroft will be lifting our Total Fire Ban as well, and will be returning to the Night Burning Only ban. This means that there is to be no burning or open air fires between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Burn Barrels
- Brush Piles
- Yard Waste
- Camp Fires
At this time there is to be no burning of any large brush piles or debris. Small camp fires are permitted during the hours of 7pm to 7am. Wood and charcoal burning barbeques are once again permitted during the day for cooking.
Please keep in mind that the Total Fire Ban can be implemented again at any time by your local Fire Department and/or MNRF during the season due to weather and dry conditions.
Please ensure any fires during the approved times are never left unattended, are completely extinguished before leaving, and that any ashes are completely extinguished and cooled prior to dumping. Always ensure you have a sufficient water supply such as a garden hose available and near by when having any kind of fire.