Fire Prevention

The Blue Mountains Fire Department is committed to preventing fires and injuries, ensuring compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and educating residents about fire safety. 

On this page:
1. Fire Prevention Services
2. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
3. Fire Prevention Week
4. Additional Resources

Fire Prevention Services

As part of the Department, the Fire Prevention Division is active in the following areas:

  • Educating the public regarding fire safety and prevention measures
  • Conducting fire inspections to make sure that all required fire prevention and safety measures are in place and being maintained
  • Conducting plans review and new construction inspections

In addition, the Fire Prevention Division provides the following services:

  • Inspections on a complaint and request basis
  • Fire Safety Presentations
  • Fire Extinguisher Training

For more information on Fire Code compliance please contact the Chief Fire Prevention Officer.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Make sure your home has working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are required on every storey and outside of all sleeping areas.

  • Test smoke alarms monthly
  • Change the batteries once a year
  • Replace smoke alarms after 10 years
  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household

For more information about smoke alarms please visit the Ministry of the Solicitor General's website.

The Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have working carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers

The Ministry of the Solicitor General has additional resources regarding carbon monoxide safety.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is observed annually in October. The Blue Mountains Fire Department encourages residents to be prepared!