Huntsville Fire Department
FIRE DANGER RATING as at May 3, 2013: HIGH - use extreme caution with all outdoor burning
DID YOU KNOW: SMOKE ALARMS DON'T LAST FOREVER
Smoke alarms do wear out, so if your alarms are more than 10 years old, they must be replaced.
You can find the date of manufacture on the inside or back of most smoke alarms.
If you replace them with the new long-life, 10 year alarms you don't have to replace batteries every year.
It's simple: install the smoke alarm, test it once a month and replace the entire unit every 10 years.
For more information on smoke alarms visit the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office website.
ALWAYS DIAL 911 IN EMERGENCIES
The Town of Huntsville Fire Department operates out of two Fire Halls, one on Payne Drive in Huntsville and the other at 387 South Mary Lake Road in Port Sydney.
Full time staff consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Prevention Officer, Mechanical/Suppression Captain and Training/Suppression Captain, Administrative Assistant and approximately sixty volunteer firefighters working out of the fire halls in Huntsville and Port Sydney.
The Huntsville Fire Hall has two pumper trucks, a rescue truck and a 100 foot platform aerial truck. In addition, the Fire Department apparatus includes four wheel drive trucks, an ATV, and an aluminum boat for water access.
The Port Sydney Fire Hall has a pumper truck, tanker truck and a rescue truck.
Services Provided by the Fire Department
- Fire Suppression
- Motor Vehicle Response
- Medical Responses
- Fire Safety Education
- Fire Prevention
Fire Safety Plan
The Ontario Fire Code, Section 2.8 requires the establishment and implementation of a Fire Safety Plan for every building containing a Group (A) or (B) occupancy and to every building required by the Building Code to have a Fire Alarm System.
The Fire Marshals Act states that "every person who contravenes any provision of the Fire Code and every Director or Officer of a Corporation who knowingly concurs in such contravention is guilty of an offense. One conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term or not more than one year, or to both".
This Plan is required to be acceptable to the Chief Fire Official.
The implementation of a Fire Safety Plan helps to assure effective utilization of Life Safety features in a building, to protect people from fire. The required Fire Safety Plan should be designed to suit the resources of each individual building or complex of buildings.
Fire Safety Plans are intended to assist the owner of a building with the basic essentials for the safety of all occupants. They are also designed to ensure an orderly evacuation at the time of an emergency and to provide a maximum degree of flexibility to achieve the necessary Fire Safety for the building.
This Information is for Building Owners, Property Managers, and other persons controlling properties.
Please note: The files that open as a Microsoft Word Document can be filled out and emailed directly to the Fire Prevention Officer.
Follow this link for the appropriate Fire Safety Plan Templates
Outdoor Burning Information
Fire Danger Rating Information
Fire Safety Links