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Media Release: December 6 Marks the 35th Annual Project Porchlight Food Drive

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 09:07 AM

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) Mark your calendars! The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is ramping up for the 35th annual Project Porchlight Food Drive in support of the Salvation Army. Fire trucks, with the assistance of the OPP, EMS, Public Works, and Motorcyclists of Muskoka, will be coming house-to-house to collect non-perishable food donations across our community on Wednesday, December 6, starting at 6:00 pm.

To participate in the Project Porchlight Food Drive, residents are asked to turn their...

Media Release: Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is Looking for New Recruits

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023 10:00 AM

(Huntsville, ON) The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department has launched their annual volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign and is looking for residents passionate about protecting their fellow community members. Applications open on December 1 and close on December 31, 2023. Interested individuals are invited to attend an information session at Station 1 Huntsville (1 Payne Drive) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Huntsville is growing and in 2022, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire...

Media Release: Lake of Bays Home a Total Loss in Overnight Structure Fire

Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2023 02:41 PM

(Huntsville, ON) Around 12:52 am on November 8, 2023, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a structure fire on 1005 Winoka Way in Lake of Bays. Station 1 Huntsville, Station 2 Port Cunningham, and Station 3 Hillside responded to the event, involving six apparatuses and 18 firefighters.

Fire crews acted quickly on arrival to contain the fire and avoid the flames spreading throughout the surrounding bush to other structures. The involved structure is a complete loss.

There was no...

Media Release: Fire Department Hosts Fire Safety & Skate Community Events

Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2023 01:00 PM

(Huntsville, ON) The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is hosting Fire Safety and Skate events at Don Lough Arena on November 18 and 25, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. At these free events, kids can skate and run hockey drills with firefighters while parents learn about fire safety and prevention.

“The Fire Department is an important community resource and the more proactive we can be about fire safety, the better prepared residents are during emergencies,” shares Steve Markham, Public...

Media Release: "Cooking Safety Starts With You", Reminder During Fire Prevention Week

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 01:29 PM

(Huntsville, ON) The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is teaming up with Co-operators, the Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Cooking Safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” This year’s campaign, from Oct. 8-14, works to educate everyone about the simple but important steps they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from...