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St. Marys Fire Department transferring 911 dispatching to Owen Sound

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021 09:15 AM

The St. Marys Fire Department along with fire departments in North Perth, Perth East, and West Perth will be transferring their emergency dispatching services from the Stratford Fire Department to the Owen Sound Emergency Communications Centre beginning January 5, 2022.

This change will allow communications during an emergency to be more streamlined as well as more detailed and accurate reports of emergency calls to be documented and maintained.

“While the St. Marys Fire Department is transferring...

COVID-19 Response

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 02:51 PM

The Pyramid Recreation Centre, St. Marys Museum and Station Gallery are temporarily closed from January 5 to 26 due to COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures. Please see our latest news release for more details. 

The Municipal Operations Centre and Town Hall are open for service. Waiting area capacities are limited to accommodate physical distancing. Prearranged appointments and drop-box services are still available; call 519-284-2340 to book. Hours for both locations are 8:30...

St. Marys Fire Department shares life-saving fire prevention tips

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 09:30 AM

The St. Marys Fire Department is sharing safety tips following two tragic and preventable fires in the United States.

On January 5, 2022, a fire in Philadelphia killed 12 members of the same family, including 8 children. The fire was the result of a child playing with a lighter and igniting a Christmas tree. None of the six smoke alarms inside the two-story unit were working and some may have recently been removed. One alarm in a shared basement did work but activated late.

Less than a week later,...

Fire Chief posing with donation of boots

These boots are made for walkin’ across borders

Posted on Friday, January 07, 2022 08:44 AM

St. Marys Fire Department donates boots to Firefighters Without Borders Canada

The St. Marys Fire Department has donated a truckload of firefighter boots to Firefighters Without Borders Canada (FWB Canada). Twenty-one pairs in total are being donated to fire service organizations in need.

The decommissioned boots are still in great condition and suitable for service, however they expire for use in Canada after 10 years. Without organizations like Firefighters Without Borders Canada, the gear would...

Emergency Child Care for Eligible Essential Workers - January 6, 2022

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 08:50 AM

This article was released by the City of Stratford and is being shared on its behalf.

Stratford – On January 3, 2022, the Province of Ontario announced the provision of emergency child care for eligible essential workers for their school-aged children. In Stratford, Perth County and St. Marys, these spaces will be allocated in chronological order from application date and will only be available to those who are listed by the Province of Ontario as workers eligible for emergency child care. Eligible...