Fire Department

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE DIFFERENT FIRE RATINGS!

 

DISCHARGING FIREWORKS!

 

 

Whitestone Station #1 and #2

Fire Chief: Bob Whitman
Telephone:  705-389-3824 or 705-774-1967
E-mail:  fire.department@whitestone.ca
 
Deputy Fire Chief:  Janice Bray
Captains:  John Stothers and Kathy Whitman
Fire Prevention:  Kathy Whitman
Training Officer:  Bob Whitman
 
 

Whitestone Fire Rescue Department - Volunteer Application

 

Fire Permits are required from April 1st to October 31st each year!

Permits can be obtained by contacting any of the following:

Ardbeg: 705-389-1966

Dunchurch:

Duck Rock Resort 705-389-3322

Margaret Hardwick 705-389-3704**

Kathy Whitman 705-746-1943**

Harris Lake - Kathryn Creek 705-746-2765

Wah-Wash-Kesh - Ed Bennett Jr. 705-746-7977

** Can also inspect incinerators

 

Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors are both mandatory in all Homes and Cottages!  

Install Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors ... IT'S THE LAW!!

Daytime Permits can only be obtained through the Fire Department.

If you require additional information, please contact Bob Whitman, Fire Chief at 705-389-3824  OR  705-774-1967.

Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors are available for sale at the Municipal Office and at the Fire Halls. 

Smoke Detectors: $8.00

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: $26.00

Combo Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: $32.00

Be Fire Smart!       

Every year, burning grass and/or debris ignites a wildfire!  In the spring, cured grass dries quickly, ignites easily and can spread out of control quickly!  These fires cause property damage and cost money to extinguish!  If you light it, you are responsible!

Instead of burning, you can:
•Mow and compost grass
•Chip and compost brush or use it as mulch

If you must burn:
•Don't burn when it is windy
•Light your fire two hours before sunset or later
•Burn a safe distance from anything that could catch fire
•Keep your fire small and stay with it until it is out

For more information, contact your local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Office, or your Fire Department.
 

Helpful Links & Resources:

Fire Smart Canada

Ministry Of Natural Resources & Forestry

How To Build A Safe Camp Fire

Forest Fires In Ontario

Smokey The Bear

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Questions & Answers

Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed 

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide - What You Need To Know

Fire Safety Tips At The Cottage

Spring & Summer - Fire Safety Tips

Fall & Winter - Fire Safety Tips

Home Escape Plan

Home Escape Plan - Be Prepared

Be Fire Smart

Compost - Don't Burn

Don't Let Spring Fever Burn You Up

Is Your Property Protected?

Playing With Fire

What You Should Know About Restricted Fire Zones

 

 

4.DAYTIME PERMIT

A person may apply for a Day Time Permit through the Fire Department. The daytime permit is subject to the following:

n on site inspection may be done by the Chief Fire Official or his or her designate

adequate tools and or water to contain the fire, available on the site at all times during the fire (i.e., shovels, pails of water, brooms, or what ever the Chief Fire Official requests)

the Chief Fire Official or his or her designate will inform the Ministry of Natural Resources of such a fire before a permit will be issued

the fire must be attended to until fire is completely extinguished

the pile is less than 2 meters in diameter and less than 2 meters high

the fire is at least 5 meters from any flammable materials

for larger burns, the Chief Fire Official or his or her designate, may require the attendance of the Whitestone Fire Rescue Department at the scene of such a fire, with a charged a fee as per Schedule "B" per hour for crews of 8 or less paid by the permit holder.

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1. PERMITS

A person who has obtained a fire permit pursuant to this section shall ensure the following:

the fire is attended by a responsible person until the fire is out

the material to be burned shall be limited to piled wood, brush and discarded wood products

the pile is less than 2 meters in diameter and less than 2 meters high

the fire is ignited 2 hours before sunset or later and extinguished 2 hours after sunrise of earlier

the fire is at least 3 meters from any flammable materials

the person attending the fire has the means of extinguishing the fire, as recorded on the fire permit, available at the site at all times during the fire

2.A person may be issued a permit to burn grass and leaves provided the following conditions are met:

the fire is attended by a responsible person until the fire is out

the area to be burned is less than .5 hectare

the length of flaming edge is less than 10 meters

the fire is ignited 2 hours before sunset or later and extinguished 2 hours after sunrise of earlier

the person tending the fire has the means of extinguishing the fire, as recorded on the fire permit, available at the site at all times during the fire