Township of Zorra
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Township of Zorra
Protective Services encompass a number of departments and services including, fire, policing and emergency management programs. The Township is serviced by three volunteer fire departments stationed in Thamesford, Embro and Uniondale. Policing service to Township residents is provided by the Oxford Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. The Township’s Emergency Management program is managed by the Township’s Emergency Management Coordinator and operated in accordance with the provincially legislated Emergency Management Act.
Pull over for green flashing lights! These are volunteer emergency responders enroute to help someone in need.  View the public education video regarding green flashing lights.

The Ontario Government announced the release of the anticipated Carbon Monoxide Regulations today, following consultation with stakeholders as part of the technical advisory committee process.  The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs was a principle stakeholder in that process.  Read the announcement here.

Kidde has recalled residential smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms, models KN-COSM-IBACA, i12010S-CO-CA and i12010S-CA.  Read news release for more information.

Recall of Kidde Nighthawk hard-wired combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms: model KN-COSM-IBCA and model KN-COSM-ICA.  View recall notice for more information.

Recall - Kidde Fire Extinguishers

November 2017 - certain Kidde fire extinguishers have been recalled. Read full details to see if your fire extinguisher is affected.

Message from Fire Department about Light Bulb Safety

"Below is a picture of a CFL light bulb from my bathroom. I turned it on the other day and then smelled smoke after a few minutes. Four inch flames were spewing out of the side of the ballast like a blow torch! I immediately turned off the lights. But I'm sure it would have caused a fire if I was not right there. Imagine if the kids had left the lights on as usual when they were not in the room. I took the bulb to the Fire Department to report the incident. The Fireman wasn't at all surprised and said that it was not an uncommon occurrence. Apparently, sometimes when the bulb burns out there is a chance that the ballast can start a fire. He told me that the Fire Marshall had issued reports about the dangers of these bulbs.

Upon doing some Internet research, it seems that bulbs made by“Globe” in China seem to have the lion’s share of problems. Lots of fires have been blamed on misuse of CFL bulbs, like using them in recessed lighting, pot lights, dimmers or in track lighting. Mine was installed in a normal light socket.

I will be removing all the Globe bulbs from my house. CFL bulbs are a great energy saver but make sure you buy a name brand like Sylvania, Phillips or GE and not the ones from China."

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