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Weekly Incident Report - April 24th 2018

April 24, 2018

Weekly Incident Summary

April 16-22, 2018

HALTON HILLS, ON –

Monday, April 16, 2018


07:46 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Mill St. On scene fire staff spoke to a resident who advised that the alarm had been sounding for several hours. No pull stations pulled or detectors activated in the residential units. Fire staff gained access to the alarm panel and were able to silence the panel after ensuring there was no smoke, fire or risk. Owner advised that the alarm technician was on their way.


08:30 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a public assist on Hwy 7 in Milton. On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who advised that there was smoke coming out from the grill of the car. There was nothing visible upon inspection. It is suspected that the smoke was either from the tires spinning or overheating the rad.


09:28 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Mountainview Rd N. On scene fire staff met with building personnel who advised that one of the detectors in the back had gone off. Fire investigated the cause and found one of the detectors to have some water damage from the recent ice and rain storm. Repair was company contacted.


09:37 Hours – Fire fighters responded to the report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Hwy 7 between 22 Sideroad & Trafalgar Rd. Halton Regional Police and Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival. Fire staff applied absorbant to leaking fluids and confirmed both vehicles were secure and stable.


09:37 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Princess Anne Dr. On scene fire staff met with building security who advised they had an alarm but could not locate the cause. Fire staff searched all rooms and detectors and could not locate the exact cause. Maintenance took the area off of monitoring, performed a fire watch, as well as contacted their repair company to repair the issue.


11:22 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Mountainview Rd N. While enroute fire was advised that this was a false alarm as the repair technician was on site and they forgot to advise that they were testing and servicing the system.


15:57 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an unknown odour and possible gas leak, on Armstrong Ave. On scene fire staff detected a faint odour of Natural Gas. Fire staff entered the buildings and using detectors found zero readings throughout. There was a strong smell of cleaning products and every so often a smell of natural gas, mostly outside. Fire staff checked the bank of meters at the side of the building and the vent stack, but also had zero readings. Due to the nature of the business, fire staff requested Union Gas to attend. Fire staff gained access to the rooftop where and immediate readings were found and 2 of the supply lines had cracked due to the ice on the rooftop and shifting. Gas was immediately shut off.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018


14:54 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on Fourth Line in Acton. Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival and stuck on the driveway. Due to the icy conditions of the driveway, fire staff assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance and cleared the scene.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018


09:19 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on Guelph St in Norval. Halton Regional Police and Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival. Fire staff assisted with patient care and transport to the hospital.


12:51 Hours - Fire fighters responded to a public assist for a loose dog, in the area of Mountainview Rd N & Ninth Line. Fire staff assisted with catching the dog and cleared the scene.


Thursday, April 19, 2018


10:09 Hours - Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Barber Drive. On scene fire staff met with building personnel who advised that the alarm had sounded on the second floor and thought there was a smell of burning in the area. Fire staff checked the area and found no reason for the alarm. The alarm was silenced and a technician was attending to investigate.


19:09 Hours - Fire fighters responded to the report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision in the area of Guelph and Adamson Streets in Norval. Halton Regional Police and Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival and advised fire was not required.

Friday, April 20, 2018


07:18 Hours – Fire fighters responded to the report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision in the area of 25 Sideroad & 1st Line Nassagaweya in Milton. Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival and providing patient care. Fire staff disabled both vehicles and directed traffic until Halton Regional Police arrived on scene.


17:36 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on Cedarvale Crt. On scene fire staff assisted with patient care and cleared the scene.


18:35 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an unknown odour on Elmore Dr in Acton. On scene fire staff entered the home and using detectors found no readings of gas or CO. A check of the furnace, hot water heater, gas range and fireplace found no concerns.


18:51 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an unknown odour on Winston Churchill Blvd. On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who was concerned with a smell of "cleaning" products in the home causing discomfort. Fire staff entered the home and using detectors found no concerns. There was an odour in the home that was determined to be fertilizer coming into the home that was used across the road at the garden centre.


19:37 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Ninth Line. On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who advised that while cleaning their smoke alarm it accidentally activated. No concerns.


Saturday, April 21, 2018


02:20 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a carbon monoxide (CO) activation on Lynden Circle. On scene fire staff entered the home and using detectors found zero readings. Fire staff determined the detector was faulty and replaced it.


09:28 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a public assist for a vehicle stuck in the intersection of Eighth Line and 10 Sideroad. Fire staff moved the vehicle to a safe location.


13:34 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a burn complaint on 22 Sideroad. On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who did not have a valid burn permit. The fire was extinguished and the burn permit process was explained for any future burns.


Sunday, April 22, 2018


00:56 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Durham St. On scene fire staff spoke to the complainant who advised that the alarm had stopped. No concerns found.


09:57 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on John St. Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene and advised fire was not required.


11:56 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on Acton Blvd. Halton Regional Paramedics were on scene upon arrival and advised fire was not required.


15:43 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a burn complaint on Munro Circle. . On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who did not have a valid burn permit. The fire was extinguished and the burn permit process was explained for any future burns.


15:58 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a fire on Queen St E in Acton. On scene fire staff found a small contained fire burning in the wood chips in the garden outside of the building. The fire was extinguished with no further concerns.


17:07 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a burn complaint on Killaloe Cres. On scene fire staff met with the homeowner who did not have a valid burn permit. The fire was extinguished and the burn permit process was explained for any future burns.


17:13 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an alarm activation on Newman Place. On scene fire staff entered the home where a smell of electrical burning was noticed. The source of the burning was the doorbell, which had overheated. Fire staff disconnected the door bell and advised the homeowner to have it checked out or replaced before using again.


21:13 Hours – Fire fighters responded to an ambulance assist on Mowat Cres. On scene fire staff assisted with patient care and cleared the scene.


21:21 Hours – Fire fighters responded to a carbon monoxide (CO) activation on Division St in Acton. On scene fire staff entered the home and using detectors found zero readings. A faulty CO detector was determined and a new detector was provided to the homeowner.

Weekly Safety Message


Recycle: Get rid of old newspapers, magazines and junk mail. These items tend to pile up and can greatly contribute to the severity and spread of fire.

About the Town of Halton Hills


The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, with three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.

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