Mission Statement

The mission of the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of our citizens and visitors by providing prompt, professional services in the event of fire, accident, medical emergency, disaster or any other event, which may threaten the public welfare. We shall serve the community through fire and accident prevention, public education and immediate response to emergencies.

Photo Gallery: Emergency Service will appear here on the public site.

 

Primary Goal

The goal of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department is to provide fire protection services through a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants from the adverse affects of fires, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature; first to their municipality; second, to those municipalities requiring assistance through authorized emergency fire service plan and program (mutual aid) activities; and third, to those municipalities which are provided fire protection by the fire department via an authorized agreement or legislation.

Fire Chief's Message

Services Provided

Public Education & Safety

Fire Statistics

Open Air Burning

Fire-related By-Laws & Fees

Fire Safety for Kids


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Fire Chief's Message

Welcome to the fire department section of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Website. It is our aim to create the most safety conscientious community possible. In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our residents and visitors, we have developed by-laws, promote public education and enforce regulations to protect you from the misfortune of potential fire related risks and other potential emergencies. We hope that should you have any questions or concerns, that you will give us a call. We would be glad to hear from you.

Yours in Fire Safety,

Daniel Robinson
Manager of Emergency Services

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Services Provided

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula fire department is volunteer based. We have 1 full time Fire Chief and 56 dedicated volunteer firefighters. We support the needs of The Town of South Bruce Peninsula through the deployment of services from fire stations located in both Wiarton and Sauble Beach. The fire stations operate with 8 pieces of firefighting apparatuses, various types of equipment and professional training so that we are able to provide emergency services to our community.

Station 30 (Wiarton)

382 George Street,
Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0

Station 40 (Sauble Beach)

21 Sauble Falls Parkway,
South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, N0H 2G0

Services provided:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Rescue
  • Fire Department Communications
  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Rescue / Extraction
  • First Aid
  • Defibrillation
  • Hazardous Materials Response, (Awareness Level)
  • Shore Based Water Rescue
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

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Public Education & Safety

Safety Articles from the Desk of the Fire Chief

      2016 Campfires/Fireworks/Lanterns      Winter Safety Tips        BBQ & Boating Safety       Experiencing SBP Safely

                         Campfire                          winter_saety_tips                     barbecueboating         a person hiking

          Farm Safety                  Back to School              Smoke Alarms & Escape Planning             Heating Your Home Safely

        farmer on a tractor                back to school apple and pencil                                fire escape                                      man puttign wood into a fireplace

          Holiday Safety          The Colour of Ice Safety          Carbon Monoxide Safety                             Flying Lanterns

          Holiday House           Melting Ice                        Carbon Monoxide Clipart                                  flying lanterns article

       Put A Lid on Cooking Fires                   Smoke Alarms                             2 Minutes to Escape                    

           cooking fire article                      test smoke alarms article                                 escape plan article                                                          

                     Apartment Safety               Winter Safety Checklist                       Green Lights Mean Yield           

                         apartment_safety                Winter_safety         green_light_yield

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Fire Statistics

See our monthly statistics for 1st Quarter 2016 & 2nd Quarter 2016

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Open Air Burning

The town of South Bruce Peninsula would like to remind residents & visitors that they must follow the Open Air Burning by-law when conducting an open air fire. This brochure summarizes the Open Air burning By-law

If you would like to apply for a burn permit,please fill out the application. Once you have completed the application, either scan and email it to tsbpfd@bmts.com or bring it in person to Town Hall. We will process it as soon as possible (within one week). The cost is $10.00

For further information and inquiries, please Contact Us

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Fire-related By-Laws & Fees

    fireworks                   Open Air Burning Fire                    financial dollar sign                   fire truck logo

        Fireworks By-law                            Burning By-law                             Fees By-law               Establishing & Regulating By-law 

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Fire Safety for Kids

Here are some great web sites that have fun ways to learn about Fire safety.

Sparky the fire dog        sesame street firefighter elmo        lego firesafety logo      elmer the elephant

             smokey the bear                         Fire marshals public safety council logo                        nfpa for kids safety         

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How can I contact the fire department?

Burning & Flying Lantern Complaints & Reports

What happens when I call "911"?

Can we have a fire? - Camp fires / Burning brush and other materials

Can we have fireworks?

Is there a fire ban?

Smoke alarms

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Escape Plans

Portable fire extinguishers

Do I require a fire inspection of my property?

Does the fire department respond to island properties, private roads, private driveways, and private laneways?

What fire department responds to my address?

Fees & Charges

What is the Fire Station's Address?

Insurance Questions

How can I become a Volunteer Fire Fighter?

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How can I contact the fire department?

In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

In non-emergency situations, you can Contact Us directly at the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Emergency Services Department 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

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Burning & Flying Lantern Complaints & Reports

If you have a concern or a complaint, please call the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Emergency Services Department

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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What happens when I call "9-1-1"?

 "911" calls are routed to a central answering centre which will then direct you to the appropriate dispatch centre. If for example, you want to report a fire and do so by dialing "911" an operator will answer and ask whether you want "police, ambulance or fire". You would respond "fire" and the operator would tell you to stay on the line. The call will then be instantly routed to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula fire dispatch where the required information will be obtained and the department will be dispatched.

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Can we have a fire? - Camp fires / Burning brush and other materials

Please refer to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula by-law regarding open-air burning. Or view our by-law summary brochure

If you would like to apply for a burn permit, please fill out the application form.Once you have completed the application, either scan and email it to tsbpfd@bmts.com or bring it in person to Town Hall. We will process it as soon as possible (within one week). The cost is $10.00

For more information, please contact the Emergency Services department. Contact Us

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Can we have fireworks?

Please refer to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula by-law regarding fireworks.

Fireworks may ONLY be set off between 7pm-11pm on the following days in 2017:

Sunday May 21, 2017

Monday May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day)

Friday June 30, 2017

Saturday July 1, 2017 (Canada Day)

Monday July 3, 2017

Tuesday July 4, 2017 (Independence Day)

(or any SPECIAL DAY established by council or with a Permit)

  • You may only set off fireworks on the preset days.
  • You may only set off fireworks between 7PM-11PM
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You may only set off fireworks on your own land or land authorized by the owner.
  • No setting off of fireworks in public areas (incl. sidewalks / highways / SBP owned or SBP managed beached / shopping plaza's /etc.).
  • No person may have a fireworks display without a Permit from the Fire Chief and AHJ.
  • No person shall sell, retail, or set off firecrackers within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

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Is there a fire ban?

When a Fire Ban or Fire Restrictions are imposed the information will be posted on the website under 'Public Notices'.

When we issue a fire ban, it is determined by multiple sources. We monitor the activities in and around the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, local data collected and data provided by the Natural Resources Canada.

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Smoke alarms

The Ontario Fire Code mandates the installation of smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are required to be installed on every level of a home, cottage or trailer outside each sleeping area. Smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling whenever possible and not too close to walls or corners. Be sure to test your smoke alarms frequently and change the batteries regularly. Here are some facts about smoke alarms.

If you are building or renovating your home or cottage, be aware of the new smoke alarm amendment to the 2014 Ontario Building Code O. Reg 332/12 effective January 1, 2015. All smoke alarms must now be equipped with a visual signaling component that meets NFPA 72, "National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code." Since 2014 under the OBC, smoke alarms are also required in each sleeping room and between the sleeping rooms and on every story. Smoke alarms must also be installed in hallways that serve a sleeping room. Smoke alarms are to be installed with permanent connections to an electrical circuit with a back-up battery supply of no less than 7 days and must be wired so that the actuation of one smoke alarm will cause all smoke alarms within the dwelling unit to sound. Please speak with the Building Department for more information regarding the building code requirements for smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms should be replaced as per the manufacturer's directions or every 10 years. Smoke Alarms may be disposed of in the landfill in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. Contact the Public Work Department for more information regarding the Landfill

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms

If your property is equipped with any type of fuel-burning appliance it it the law that your dwelling must be equipped with a working Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm outside of each sleeping area in your home, cottage, cabin, RV, trailer, apartment, etc. in order to keep you and your family safe.

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly toxic gas that is odourless, tasteless and colourless. You cannot detect Carbon Monoxide (CO) using your senses. CO is the by-product of a fuel burning process. Carbon Monoxide can be produced by many different sources in the home when faulty and unusual conditions exist. Some of the items that may produce CO include:

  • furnace (natural gas, propane, oil, wood)
  • fireplace (gas, wood, coal)
  • stove (gas, wood), a dryer (gas only)
  • barbeque (gas, charcoal)
  • gasoline/petrol powered garden tools
  • generator (gasoline, diesel, propane)
  • vehicles
  • cigarettes & tobacco smoke
  • etc.

It can cause symptoms that can mimic flu, unconsciousness and even cause death.

To reduce the risk of CO poisoning, service your appliances annually and make sure that the ventilation of your appliances is not blocked. Know the signs of CO poisoning: headache/fatigue/dizziness/nausea/breathlessness/collapse/vomiting/loss of consciousness.

A CO reading of 9PPM or greater is potentially dangerous .

Carbon Monoxide Alarms should be replaced as per the manufacturer's directions or every 5 years or if it has sounded. If you have a false alarm, this could indicate a faulty sensor in the unit and should be replaced. Carbon Monoxide alarms may be disposed in the landfill in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. Contact the Public Work Department for more information regarding the Landfill.

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What to do if your Carbon Monoxide Alarm sounds or you have a reading greater than 9PPM:

a)    Have everyone move outside. Open windows to ventilate the home.
b)    Call "911" for assistance.
c)    Be aware of symptoms of CO poisoning (headache/fatigue/dizziness/nausea/breathlessness/collapse/vomiting/loss of  consciousness) and report these, if present, when you call.
d)    Once it is determined that it is safe to re-enter your residence, have all fuel burning appliances checked by a qualified technician.

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Escape Plans

If a fire occurred in your home tonight, would your family get out safely? Everyone must know what to do and where to go when the smoke alarm sounds. Take a few minutes with everyone in your household to make a home fire escape plan. Here is a worksheet to help you get started making your home fire escape plan.

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Portable fire extinguishers

There is a high chance that you will encounter an out-of-control fire at least once in your lifetime. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is an important skill to be able to resort to. Lean how to use a fire extinguisher.

Fire Extinguishers should be replaced as per the manufacturer's directions or after the pin has been pulled on the unit. In some cases, fire extinguishers that are not more than 30 years old having a pin still in place, may be re-certified. For disposal, Fire Extinguishers are considered hazardous waste in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. Contact the Public Work Department for more information regarding Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days

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I just used a fire extinguisher in my home, now what?

After you have used a fire extinguisher, always have the fire department inspect the fire site - even if you are sure that the fire is out.

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Do I require a fire inspection of my property?

The Fire Department provide's inspection services for properties such as:

a)    commercial
b)    care facilities
c)    hospitals
d)    campgrounds
e)    hotel/motels
f)    public assembly properties

If you require a Fire Inspection, please Contact Us to make arrangements.

The fee for an inspection can be found in our Fees By-law 

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Does the fire department respond to island properties, private roads, private driveways, and private laneways?

By-law 132-2009, Appendix 'B' states the following: "Fire protection services to those properties accessed via private roads, private lanes or private driveways are subject to the following limitations:

  1. Emergency responses to properties accessed via private roads, private laneways or private driveways may be limited by the condition of such road, lane or driveway. Response times may vary due to the condition of the private road, private laneway or private driveway.
  2. Fire protection services will not be performed on islands.
  3. The property municipally known as 1364 Sunset Drive is hereby exempt from clause 2 above."

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What fire department responds to my address?

Here you will find an overview map of The Town of South Bruce Peninsula showing the boundary lines for our fire stations.

For more information, please Contact Us

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What is the Fire Station's Address?

WIARTON: Station 30 - 382 George St., Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0

SAUBLE BEACH: Station 40 - 21 Sauble Falls Parkway, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, N0H 2G0

Fees & Charges:

 Fees By-law

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Insurance Questions

  • The Town of South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department does not have "Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation".
  • The Fire Stations are located at:

                                       WIARTON: Station 30 - 382 George St., Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0

                                       SAUBLE BEACH: Station 40 - 21 Sauble Falls Parkway, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, N0H 2G0

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How can I become a volunteer fire fighter?

Recruitment for The Town of South Bruce Peninsula fire department takes place in the fall as recruit volunteers are needed. The volunteers are called upon at a moment's notice to assist in life and property saving techniques. They must be both reliable and have a strong desire to serve their community. As vacancies arise, you will see them posted on the "Employment Opportunities" section of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Web site.

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Daniel Robinson, Manager of Emergency Services                                                                                                                   519-534-1400 ext. 142

Hailey Leigh-Mossley, Emergency Services Administrative Assistant                                                                                          519-534-1400 ext. 133

 

 

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