Take the Fire Services Review Survey

The Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays are conducting a Fire Services Review (FSR) as part of the 10-year Master Plan and are seeking community input. Learn more about the FSR and add your input.

Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

Smoke alarms increase your chance of surviving a fire in your home. Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms will make you aware of the presence of the dangerous gas. According to the Ontario Fire Code, you must have a working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm outside all sleeping areas of the home. In addition, smoke alarms are also required on every storey of the home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and safety

You must install carbon monoxide alarms in your home.

Carbon monoxide alarm safety:

  • Install alarms near sleeping areas
  • Are you eligible for our Alarm program? A firefighter can install the needed alarms for you, free of charge
  • Test your alarms monthly
  • Know the sound of your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms; they are different
  • If your alarm sounds go outside or to an open window or door
  • Call 9-1-1
Smoke alarms and safety

Smoke alarm safety:

  • Install smoke alarms in each bedroom, outside each sleeping areas and on every level of your home
  • Are you eligible for our Alarm program? A firefighter can install the needed alarms for you, free of charge
  • Test alarms every month
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, go outside, call 9-1-1, stay outside
  • Replace alarms every 10 years

Alarm program

Firefighters can come to your home, for free, to:

  • replace batteries; or
  • fully install the correct number of alarms in your home

Homeowner eligibility:

  • If you own your home and are a senior; or
  • If you own your home and have a physical disability; or
  • If you own your home and are on a low income

Renters (of home, or apartment):

  • Landlords are responsible for installing and maintaining all alarms
  • If you live in a rental property and have concerns with alarm operation, maintenance or installation - call the Fire Prevention Division at 705-789-5201, option 2 or submit a fire safety complaint form

Schedule a visit:

Home fire sprinklers

Home sprinklers can:

  • Control or extinguish fires before the fire department arrives
  • Extinguish a fire with just one sprinkler
  • Protect property
  • Save lives
  • Reduce insurance costs

Learn all about in on the home fire sprinkler Canada website.

Apartments and Condos

Fire safety in apartments and condos:

  • Know the evacuation and fire safety procedures for your building
  • If you are unsure, ask your landlord or condo corporation

The Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services website offers more about fire safety and public education.

Fire safety complaints

If you suspect a fire code violation, please complete the fire safety complaint form.

Fire forms

Fire safety forms and applications are available on the forms, permits & resources page.