Chimney Cleaning and Ash Disposal

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

AND VOLUNTEER Firefighters

The importance of keeping your chimney clean has to be a priority, as the potential for serious property damage and even worse, serious or fatal injuries to you and your family is a reality. Although the chimney fires we responded to recently have had some costly damage, no serious injuries have occurred.

The cost to keeping your chimney clean is minimal because you can do it yourself with a few basic tools, if you call in a professional the costs would be higher, but either way, peace of mind should be the determining factor.

When you have a Chimney Fire you must get it inspected by a professional before you use it again, which can be costly to the home owner as you may have to replace your entire Chimney.

I Again Urge You to Clean Your Chimney and Stove

 

It is important to not bring ashes to the dump unless they are completely cold, and when arriving at the dump deposit them in the appropriate location, which is separate from household refuge.

Keeping your stove clear of ashes is something that we should be doing on a regular basis.

After your stove has had time to cool down use a metal scoop or shovel and a metal bucket approved for ash storage and handling.

DO NOT KEEP YOUR ASH CONTAINER INSIDE after cleaning out your stove, store it outsider away from any combustibles.

When disposing the ashes make sure to dump them in a safe area not near buildings or other flammable or combustible materials.

Both Chimney Fires and Dump Fires (caused by ash deposit) are PREVENTABLE and carry a HUGE cost to you and the Municipality.

ALWAYS REMEMBER

“SMOKE ALARMSand CO ALARMS SAVE LIVES”

SMOKE ALARMS MUST BE ON EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR HOME AND OUTSIDE SLEEPING AREAS

CO ALARMS ON EVERY LEVEL AND OUTSIDE FURNACE ROOMS

 

Markstay-Warren Receives New Pumper-Tanker

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On monday July 21, the Markstay - Warren Council and Station 3 of the Markstay - Warren Fire Department were present for the official handover for their new pumper tanker.  The new fire truck is in service at Station 3 in Markstay. 

The new truck is up to the latest standards for firefighting equipment including lighted compartments and work areas, automatic digital pump controls LED lights and enhanced safety feaures.

Message from Fire Chief

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Urgent Message from Fire Chief on Working Fire Detectors
Winter 2008 one of deadliest on record for fire deaths and devastation, please visit the website below a public outreach campaign to help cut through the complacency of fire protection in the home. http://www.safeathome.ca


 Understanding Health and Heating with Wood
Many Canadians use wood to heat their homes or to simply enjoy a wood fire, but burning wood can also release pollutants into the air we breathe when poor burning techniques are used. Please view information below for vital information of wood burning, what does it mean to be WETT Certified and rebates available.
Burn It Smart and Healthy
Good Firewood - The key to successful wood burning
What does it Mean to Be WETT Certified
Rebate Offer to replace non-certified wood burning appliance

If you are planning to burn, you will require an Open Air Burning Permit which are available at the Municipal Office during regular business hours and at the following fire halls: Awrey on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Markstay and Warren on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm. 
Fees:  Incinerator permits (1 year) for $100 and all other permits (10 days) for $25.00

Please be careful when burning - A moment of inattention can be costly.