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Fire Department

CO alarms are now required

Compliance with the legislation will be phased-in:

  • Single-family homeowners and property owners/tenants in buildings that contain no more than 6 suites will have a period of six months to comply (April 15, 2015).
  • Residential occupancy owners of buildings with more than 6 suites have 12 months to comply (October 15, 2015).
  • CO alarms that have already been installed must be maintained in accordance with the Fire Code effective October 15, 2014.

Fire ban

A fire ban is the prohibition of all outdoor fires including fireworks and pyrotechnics. Conditions are sufficiently dry and impose a higher than usual risk of forest fires. Anyone who contravenes a fire ban is liable to a fine, and whatever cost that are associated with extinguishing this unlawful fire.

Restricted fire zone

A ban on ALL outdoor fires. A restricted fire zone is declared by the Ministry of Natural resources when conditions are dangerously dry and the threat of forest fires is extreme. Anyone who contravenes a restricted fire zone can expect a visit from MNR, the OPP and your local fire department and is subject to heavy fines and may be liable for the cost associated with extinguishing this unlawful fire. See Forest Fires Prevention Act R. S.O 1990 c. f. 24

The Volunteer Fire Department meets Monday nights at 7:00 p. m. at the Fire Hall located on Lake Huron Drive for training and meetings. New members welcome!

Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department
Ron Smith, Chief
Lake Huron Drive
Desbarats, Ontario P0R 1E0
(705) 782-6802

Fire permit

Fire Permits are required for all outside burning.

Permits cost $10.00 for the entire year and are available through the township office.

Applications for a fire permit can be completed and either mailed, emailed to or dropped off at the Township Office with the fee of $10.00.  Once received they will be processed.

Please be reminded that fire permits are subject to changes due to fire bans. Please watch our website for these bans throughout the season.

Download a Fire Permit Application