Town of Iroquois Falls - Fire Department
184 Devonshire Avenue
PO Box 339
Iroquois Falls, ON P0K 1E0
Fire Chief Dan Boucher
Tel: (705) 258-3690
Cell: (705) 232-8494
Fire Prevention Officer
Tel: (705) 232-8785
For after-hours complaints, please contact the above.
For emergencies, call 911
Fires Set in Open Air
BURNING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL OUTDOOR FIRES FROM APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 31
Permits are available at Town Hall
$20.00 Fire Permit / $5.00 for weekend Fire Permit
$10.00 Brush Piles/Grass Burning (Valid for 2 Weeks from date of issue)
Permit is NOT valid between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time on any day without prior written authorization of the Fire Department
- Outdoor fire pits/fireplaces must be completely enclosed with mesh amd have no openings larger than 12 mm (1/2inch)
- Outdoor fire pits/fireplaces must be at least 3 metres (10 feet) from any structure, combustibles such as fence or trees and from property line
- Outdoor fireplace shall be placed on a non-combustible surface
- Brush piles to be burned are to be less than 2 metres in diameter and less than 2 metres in height
- Grass burning is not to exceed 1 hectare and the flaming edge is not to exceed 30 metres at any one time
From November 1 to March 31 - all open air burning must be approved
For approval, please contact:
The Fire Chief at (705) 258-3690 or The Fire Prevention Officer at (705) 232-8785
By-Law No. 3379/16 - Conditions under which Fires may be set in Open Air
INSTALL SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
IT’S THE LAW!
Every residence in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every level and outside all sleeping areas.
Every residence that contains a fuel burning appliance or has an attached garage must have a carbon monoxide alarm installed outside all sleeping areas as of April 15, 2015.
Landlords are responsible to ensure their rental properties comply with the law.
Failure to do so could result in a $360 ticket for individuals and up to $20,000 for landlords.
How do I volunteer?
Interested Individuals can complete an application & will be contacted in the event of an opening.
Click Here for the application.
What is required of a volunteer?
A volunteer firefighter is required to attend regular Fire Department meetings and training dates. They are also required to report their availability to the Fire Chief.
Are there risks involved?
Fighting fires has risks and you will be required to be examined by a doctor and declared fit to serve.
Can a firefighter visit my group/class/staff?
If you would like to promote fire safety at work, school, or in the community please get in contact with the Fire Chief to discuss available options.
How often should I change the batteries in my fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detector?
Batteries should be changed in spring and fall, as a guide they can be changed when the time changes.
Questions about our Fire Rescue Service?
For more information contact the Fire Chief at (705) 258-3690.