The United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria

Fire Prevention and Safety

Updated: 10 months ago - Created: November 19th, 2013

IN CASE OF FIRE
310-FIRE or 310-3473

CALL THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
or
705-754-1902 - push 1 - Peterborough Office
THIS APPLIES TO ALL GRASS, BRUSH AND FOREST FIRES WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY

There is no service/coverage for structure fires in the Municipality.  We do not have an agreement with neighbours.  The distances are just too great.  Please ensure that your insurance company is aware of this so that your coverage is not voided in the event of any type of claim. - Updated May 30, 3012

Municipal Building Fire Safety Plan and Fire Plan Poster - Posted September 24, 2012

The MNRF's Homeowner's Fire Smart Manual - Posted April 3, 2013

MNRF's Landscaping FireSmart - Posted April 25, 2016

MNRF's FireSmart Home Assessment - Posted April 26, 2016

Fire Service in the Municipality
Council, at its meeting of Friday, March 7, 2008, considered the options available to the municipality in respect to fire suppression services and entered into a 5-year agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  The Agreement has been signed. 

Council has passed by-law 2008-15 rescinding the by-laws that created the fire service.  The Fire Ban by-law and by-law to Regulate Open Air Burning are still valid and will be amended by by-law 2008-15. At its meeting of Friday, May 2, 2008 Council also voted, by resolution, to declare the fire equipment surplus and sell it to the highest bidder at a public sale.    Posted - June 11, 2008

Smoke Alarms Exchange Program*

Head, Clara & Maria Township residents and ratepayers are eligible to receive a new SMOKE ALARM free of charge in exchange for one that is more than 5 years old. Please contact the municipal office.  We also have carbon monoxide detectors for sale at a reduced rate.  $33.35. 

Robert Labre, Community Fire Safety Officer

REMEMBER: A SMOKE ALARM IS REQUIRED ON EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR HOME AND OUTSIDE OF EVERY SLEEPING AREA. HAVE YOU PUT YOUR NEW ALARMS IN YET? HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR BATTERIES THIS YEAR? HOW OLD ARE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS? SHOULD THEY BE REPLACED?

IN CASE OF FIRE -During fire season (April 1 to October 31), please call the MNRF at 310 FIRE (3473). Outside fire season, call the OPP if the smoke is blowing onto a municipal road or highway, for traffic control;and the Renfrew County Paramedics if lives are in danger.

Fire Prevention

Make sure you and your home are ready for the summer season.