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Guidelines for Outdoor Recreational Campfires in the City of Summerside

Published on Wednesday August 19th, 2015

~ by Fire Department

The City of Summerside would like to remind everyone that small recreational backyard campfires are allowed within city limits if authorized by the landowner.  However there are guidelines that need to be followed to ensure that we all enjoy a safe campfire experience, without adversely affecting the health of our community, or the ability of our neighbours to enjoy their properties. Guidelines In ground fire pits should have a non-combustible… read more

FireFighters respond to Summerside School fire

Published on Friday December 9th, 2011

~ by Fire Department

An early morning fire that began in the janitor’s room forced the closure of classes at Athena Consolidated School in Summerside. Jim Peters, the chief of the Summerside fire department, said the call came in about 3:15 a.m. “The hallways were full of smoke and we found the fire in the janitor’s room. The sprinkler system held the fire to one area in the room, so the sprinkler system did its job,” Peters said. “There… read more