Town of Milton News

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019

News Release The Town of Milton reported 103 employees on the “sunshine list” in 2018, up from 48 employees in 2017. A large majority of the increase is attributed to retroactive payments from 2015 - 2018, paid in 2018, and related to collective bargaining agreements with Milton Fire Department staff. Through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and other advocacy efforts, the Town of Milton has highlighted that arbitration awards for emergency services costs across Ont...

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019

News Release The Milton Fire Department frequently responds to potentially serious incidents of sump pumps overheating in residential homes. The severity of these incidents can result in thousands of dollars in financial losses for home owners and in some cases can cause serious injury or death.  “The Milton Fire Department wants to remind residents that sump pumps have to deal with high volumes of water during the springtime due to rainy weather and moisture collecting in the ground fro...

Posted Thursday, February 07, 2019

News Release For those looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, the Milton Fire Department is currently recruiting for a number of part-time firefighter positions. “I can’t think of a more fulfilling career than saving lives and protecting the properties of those who live, work and visit Milton,” said Milton Fire Chief Dave Pratt. “Our firefighters are passionate about safeguarding our community, and they serve with honesty and integrity.” Firef...

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Milton Fire Department recently welcomed five new full-time firefighters, approved last year as part of Milton's 2018 Budget. The new crew will initially be stationed at Fire Station No. 4 and move to Fire Station No. 1 when construction is completed in 2019. The additional full-time crew will provide an enhanced level of service to the community, especially during the peak hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. when the Milton Fire Department receives upwards of 65 per cent of its calls for service. &...

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, we are entering one of the most festive times of the year. But it can also be a deadly time of the year. The Milton Fire Department is urging everyone to pay special attention when cooking during the holidays. Provincial statistics reveal that careless cooking is the number one cause of fires and the second leading cause of fatal fires. “The holidays are a time for celebration with family and friends. Unfortunately, they are also a time when the number of...