IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911
Fire Season Begins April 1
As per By-Law #09-01, No Open Air Burning is permitted between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during Fire Season: April 1 to September 30.
Permits may be purchased at Town Hall, 30 Bedford Street and are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued.
Questions regarding Fire Permits, may be directed to our municipal office staff at 613-273-2191 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Westport Fire Station:
37 Spring Street, Westport
Fire Chief: Scott A. Granahan
Rideau Lakes Township
1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0
Phone: 613-928-2251 Ext. 237 Or: 800-928-2250
Plan Your Escape!
In order to be prepared in the event of a fire emergency, planning is essential. Below you will find links to how to get your escape organized and in place:
Smoke Alarms - It's The Law!
Under the Ontario Fire Code, every home in Ontario is required to have working smoke alarms. On every level, statistics show that smoke alarms save lives. In a fire situation, you may have as little as two minutes to make your escape. A working smoke alarm may very well give you that edge, especially in the middle of the night. Battery operated smoke alarms, either CSA or ULC approved, are acceptable. They are low cost and they do work, with a minimum amount of maintenance.
Homeowners must ensure that smoke alarms are installed between sleeping and living areas. They are also required to maintain the smoke alarms in working order. In rental accommodation, the obligation to install and maintain smoke alarms in operating condition falls to the landlord. Landlords must also provide smoke alarm maintenance information to the occupant of each unit. It is an offence for any person to disable a smoke alarm. This requirement applies equally to homeowners, landlords and tenants. Failure to comply with smoke alarm requirements can result in a $200.00 fine.
Does Your House have Working Fire Alarms? In Ontario approximately 70 percent of fire deaths occur in homes that are not protected by working smoke alarms. If you do not have smoke alarms in your home, install them today. If you do have smoke alarms, test them regularly to ensure they work.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors - It's The Law!
Carbon Monoxide Alarms are now mandatory in all homes in Ontario.
Please use the link below to watch a brief video, which provides very good information. Also a link to the most commonly asked questions with answers, and a link with installation requirements, are also available for your use.
If you require further information the Fire Department would be pleased to answer any other questions you may have.