Fire

 

Fire Services

The Township of Perth South is served by the following three Fire Departments:

See full size image             Biddulph-Blanshard Fire Department
             Perth East Fire Department
             St. Marys Fire Department
 

                                            For a complete map of the Fire Areas within Perth County - Click here

Barn Fires - There's More At Stake Than The Barn video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMB0QFvwKww

Win a Free Farm Fire Safety Plan- check out the brochure and complete the Farm Fire Safety Self-Assessment questionnaire form.

Farm Fire Safety  Program information and News Release, launch date April 1, 2015

Wake Up Call Video - Carbon Monoxide Alarm video alert that could save your life.  Also includes additional important information about CO (Carbon Monoxide) and CO Alarms and legislation.

Fire Prevention - Public Information for more tips and strategies to prevent fires follow this link http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-public-educators

Open Air Burning
Open air burning is regulated within the Township.  Open air burning will only be conducted with approval of the Chief Fire Official for your Fire Area, and in accordance with the conditions set out in the Controlled Burn Permit for Open Air Burning By-law.

  

 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE FIRE CODE SMOKE ALARM REQUIREMENTS COULD RESULT IN A TICKET FOR $235 OR A FINE OF UP TO $50,000 FOR INDIVIDUALS OR $100,000 FOR CORPORATIONS. 

Smoke Alarm Legislation

Effective on March 1, 2006, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. IT'S THE LAW.

When installing smoke alarms, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for information about correct placement.  

  • Test your smoke alarms every month using the test button.
  • Replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and whenever the low-battery warning chirps.
  • Smoke alarms don't last forever. Replace smoke alarms with new ones if they are more than ten years old.
  • Steam from the shower or cooking in the oven, stove or toaster can cause smoke alarms to activate. DO NOT REMOVE THE BATTERY. Instead, try moving the alarm to a different location, or purchase a smoke alarm with a hush feature that will temporarily silence the alarm. For further information about dealing with nuisance alarms, visit the Ontario Fire Marshal's website: www.ofm.gov.on.ca

Every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.

Homeowners: It is the responsibility of homeowners to install and maintain smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside sleeping areas.

Landlords: It is the responsibility of landlords to ensure their rental properties comply with the law.

Tenants: If you are a tenant of a rental property and do not have the required number of smoke alarms, contact your landlord immediately. It is against the law for tenants to remove the batteries or tamper with the alarm in any way.

ALERT - RECALL - Smoke and or Combination Smoke/CO Alarms - Please Check to ensure your safety - September 2014.
 

 

 

 

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