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Media Release: Fire Department Responds to Multiple Events on April 9 & 10

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 04:30 PM

(Huntsville / Lake of Bays) On April 9th and 10th, crews from Station 1 Huntsville, Station 3 Hillside, Station 4 Baysville, and Station 5 Port Sydney of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to multiple incidents in the community and provided mutual aid to Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.

  • Grass fire on Gryffin Lodge Road: Crews from Station 1 Huntsville arrived at 12:38 pm on April 9th to a 0.25-acre grass fire on Gryffin Lodge Road. 3 trucks (Pump, Tanker, Rescue) with 11 personnel...

Media Release: Lithium-Ion Battery Devices and the Potential Fire Hazards

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2024 10:03 AM

(Huntsville / Lake of Bays) The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is raising awareness about the hazards associated with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery devices, such as smartphones, laptops, cordless power tools, e-bikes, and various other electronic gadgets prevalent in today's digital age. With the increasing reliance on these devices for communication, work, and entertainment, residents are encouraged to understand the potential risks and take appropriate precautions to prevent fire...

Muskoka Fire Danger Rating Set to Moderate

Posted on Wednesday, April 03, 2024 01:30 PM

Please be advised that the Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs have set the fire danger rating for Muskoka to Moderate.

Small fires are permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka, keeping in mind that NO DAYTIME BURNING is allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if the need arises and you must be with your fire at all times. 

The Muskoka Fire Season runs April 1st to October 31st each year. The rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes. To get...

Public Presentation: Understanding Wildfires and Protecting Your Property with FireSmart(TM)

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024 10:02 AM

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will host a one-hour presentation on reducing the threat of wildfire in your home and community.

Guest speaker Ken Cox, Fire Advisor for Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, will introduce Huntsville and Lake of Bays residents to the FireSmart program. The presentation will cover Response and Operations, Wildland Fire Effects, how fires start and grow, and how property owners can improve their structures' chances of surviving a passing...

Media Release: Avoid Unsafe Ice Conditions this Family Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 09:23 AM

(Huntsville / Lake of Bays, ON) This Family Day Weekend, don’t forget about ice safety! Due to inconsistent and unseasonably warm temperatures over the past couple of weeks, the Huntsville / Lake of Bays Fire Department urges residents and visitors to be particularly vigilant around ice on bodies of water and moving water during this long weekend. The ice may not be safe.

Be sure to assess ice conditions thoroughly before engaging in any activities on the ice, and ensure adequate ice thickness...