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Emergency Services

Fire Department

Brockville Fire Services

Visit the Brockville Fire Department Website at www.brockvillefire.ca

The Brockville Fire Department protects the lives, property and environment of the people who reside in the city of Brockville. Personnel are highly trained to respond to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency incidents including fires, rescues and medical and hazardous-material emergencies.

The Brockville Fire Department is also responsible for fire prevention, public education, communications and emergency preparedness. The Brockville Fire Department consists of five divisions: Administration, Fire Prevention, Fire Training, Fire Suppression and Communications with an employment of 38 full time personnel and 3 part-time dispatchers.

The Brockville Fire Department has two fire stations and covers a population of 21,000+. Station No. 1 is located at 61 Perth Street, and Station No. 2 is located at 360 Laurier Blvd.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel respond from each fire station. This service is complemented by Firefighters who have all received First Responder Emergency Medical Care Training.

The Brockville Fire Department responds to approximately 1,000 calls a year.

Should you need to contact the Brockville Fire Department you may phone us at (613)-498-1261, or email us at fire@brockville.com. For extended contact information, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Brockville Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies, and other disasters.

We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical services, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.

If you have any questions or concerns about the City of Brockville’s Emergency Response Plan or any other issues regarding emergency preparedness, please contact us.

Outdoor Fireplace Guidelines

All outdoor fireplace installations must be inspected and approved by the Brockville Fire Department (498-1363) prior to being used.

A minimum clearance of 1.2 metres (48 inches) shall be provided between the appliance and combustible material with nothing above it.

Each appliance shall be equipped with a chimney with a permanently fixed spark arrester inside the chimney having openings less than 5 mm (0.2 inches).

Each appliance shall be located at or near grade level.

When an appliance is placed on a combustible floor, a non-combustible pad that will provide ember protection shall be placed under the appliance. The pad shall extend a minimum of 450 mm (18 inches) beyond the appliance on any side equipped with a door or screen and 200 mm (8 inches) beyond the Any alteration or modification to the original installation will require the approval of the Fire Department.

Use of any appliance that does not comply with the manufacturer’s installation instructions and the requirements of the Fire Department may result in charges under Section of the Ontario Fire Code.

Complaints received by the Fire Department will result in the property owner being asked to extinguish the fire and refrain from using the appliance until an investigation by the Fire Department or other authorities have jurisdiction (e.g. M.O.E., Bylaw, etc.) has been completed.

Approval of the Fire Department does not override the requirements addressed in the Environmental Protection Act (Ministry of Environment, telephone1-800-267-0974.)

Fire Protection: Equipment to extinguish the fire (e.g. a fire extinguisher of suitable size and type, a pail of water or a garden hose) shall be readily available and accessible. While burning, the appliance shall be under constant supervision.

Instructions and Care: Units having cracks or signs of other physical deterioration shall not be used.

Fuel: Wood products only (excluding pressure-treated wood) are to be used as fuel. Petroleum products, rubbish, grass, plastics, rubber or any material that may flow out of the containment chamber or cause excessive heat or smoke are not permitted.

BE FIRE SAFE: While you enjoy your outdoor fireplace, please use it with care and consideration for neighbours.

Fire Prevention

We can all help make the world a safer place by learning more about how and why fires start. We offer countless consumer-friendly safety tips on a wide range of timely and important topics – everything you need to know to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe from fire and related hazards. https://www.nfpa.org/

Resources for families and educators: https://www.sparky.org/

Emergency Preparedness

In order to protect residents, businesses and visitors, the City of Brockville requires a coordinated emergency response by a number of agencies under the direction of the Community Control Group. These are distinct arrangement and procedures from the normal, day-to-day operations carried out by emergency services.

In a coordinated effort between the City of Brockville and Emergency Management Ontario, we can provide you with the following links for information pertinent to emergency management situations:

  1. Emergency Preparedness Action Plan
  2. News regarding current Emergencies in Ontario
  3. Canadian Red Cross-For Home and Family

In addition to the above links, the Canadian Government through Public Safety Canada provides a variety of resources for emergency preparedness, consumer protection and other security issues at: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

For emergency facts sheet information and public education, you can go to the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website at: Community safety initiatives and resources

If you have any questions or concerns about the City of Brockville’s Emergency Response Plan or any other issues regarding emergency preparedness, please contact:

Emergency Services

Melanie Jones

Fire Chief

613-498-1261 Ext: 2501

Chris Paul

Deputy Fire Chief

613-498-1261 Ext: 2502

Scott Hayward

Training Officer - Fire Dept.

613-498-1261 Ext: 2515

Marilyn Poisson

Administrative Coordinator - Fire Dept.

613-498-1261 Ext: 2503

Matt Tyo

Chief Fire Prevention Officer

613-498-1261 Ext: 2520

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