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    DAYTIME BURNING ALLOWED
                                                        

GUIDE TO FIRE RATINGS

Please note:

• No daytime burning permitted between 10am to 6pm from April 1st to October 31st. Daytime burning is permitted from November 1st to March 31st.

• No accelerants are permitted.

• You are required to have at least 2 pails of water, shovels, and anything that can assist in containing or extinguishing the fire should it spread from its origin.

• All fires must be under constant supervision and control from time of lighting until it is totally extinguished. Use plenty of water to extinguish the fire.

• If you have any questions with regards to fire safety, please do not hesitate to contact the Fire Prevention Office at the above contact details.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Can I get a burn permit?
A. NO – We do not issue burn permit for domestic burning.
We issue a general contractor burn permit for land clearing for new builds ONLY.
This requires a fire safety inspection of property before and while burning; there is a cost involved.

Q. Can I have a campfire while the fire rating is on HIGH?
A. YES – Follow the guidelines as set out in the explanation of HIGH and notes below the explanations.
All fires are to be fully extinguished before leaving.

Q. Can I burn furniture, bed mattresses, and household rubbish?
A. NO – Do not burn anything that is environmentally unfriendly. Untreated or natural materials only.

Q. Can I have a campfire when the rating is at EXTREME?
A. NO – No fires are permitted.

Q. When can I set fireworks?
A. ONLY – When the fire rating is LOW or MODERATE.
Read the manufactures instruction prior setting fireworks.  Please be responsible when setting fireworks.  Though they are fun to watch, once in the air, they are unpredictable.

Q. Can I light and release Chinese lantern’s?
NO – The are By-Laws in the municipalities of Burk’s Falls, Ryerson and Armour that prohibit this action.

       

FIRE PROTECTION SURVEY SERVICES

The Burk's Falls and District Fire Department has been accredited for Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation.  Contact your home insurance company to determine if you qualify for a reduction in annual fees.
               
Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Certificate
       

CARBON MONOXIDE

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Silent Killer 

 

OPEN BURNING

Fire Rating Explanations & Frequently Asked Questions 
       
PUBLIC NOTICE:  Prohibited Use of Propane Fired Outdoor Fire Pit - August 31, 2016

RECALLS & ALERTS

Kidde Recalls Talking Combination Smoke & CO Alarms - November 10, 2016                     

       

Fire Chief / Fire Prevention Officer

Dave McNay
Email:  chiefbfdfd@gmail.com 
Telephone: 705-382-4010 / 705-783-3571
Fax: 705-382-2273
                

Deputy Fire Chief 

Ken Stevenson
Email:  deputy.bfdfd@gmail.com 
Telephone: 705-783-1768

FOREST FIRE RATING BOARDS CAN BE FOUND AT:

   
  • North East Corner, Hwy #11 & Doe Lake Road, Armour
  • Ontario Street & Ryerson Crescent (Hwy# 520), Burk's Falls
  • Ryerson Municipal Office/Garage (Hwy.# 520 & Midlothian Road) 
  • Chetwynd Road (at the community mailboxes beside the landfill), Armour 
  • Fire Hall, Ontario Street, Burk’s Falls 
  • Corner of Pegg’s Mountain Road and Ferguson Road, Armour 
  • Katrine Marine, Doe Lake Road, Armour 
  • End of Hwy 11 North Bound Off Ramp at Hwy 520 and Ferguson Road, Armour 
  • Landfill, Chetwynd Road, Armour 
  • All Campgrounds/Trailer Parks