Fire Services are provided by a dedicated and highly qualified group of volunteer firefighters. Stone Mills Volunteer Fire Department is established and regulated under By-law 2015-810.
Fire Department Personnel
For additional information of relevance to the volunteers of the Stone Mills Volunteer Fire Department please click here.
In 2015, Stone Mills established a Fire Prevention Policy to identify procedures to assist in the prevention of fires through public education, programs and activities.
Regulating The Setting of Fires
All open air fires within the Township are regulated through By-law 2015-810. This includes camp fires, fire appliances such as chimineas, burn barrels and brush fires. Grass fires are prohibited as well is the burning of certain materials. Persons considering having an open air fire, should consult By-law 2015-810 prior to the setting of a fire.
As per By-law 2015-810, the Township of Stone Mills does not issue burn permits
Persons failing to comply with the requirements of By-law 2015-810 could be subject to penalties imposed by Fines authorized by this bylaw and the Attorney General's Office Of Ontario.
As a quick reference to By-law 2015-810, please view our infographic.
Forest Fire Hazard and Burn Ban Restrictions
When restrictions are prevalent in the Forest Fire Region, those restrictions are also applied to the remaining portions of the Township. These limitations are put in place to mitigate the risk associated to the community and protect the regions from out of control fires.
Forest fire hazard conditions will be updated regularly on this site. Please use caution whenever burning.
For additional information relating to forest fire conditions, existing fire locations and status, please consult the Ontario Government Forest Fire Information Map
SCHEDULE 1 FIRE REGION
The Corporation OF The Township Of Stone Mills Schedule 1 Of Bylaw 2015-810 Map Of Defined Fire Region
SCHEDULE 2 TIMES FOR FIRES
The Corporation Of The Township Of Stone Mills Schedule 2 Of Bylaw 2015-810 Times For Setting An Open Air Fire
Opportunities presently exists with the Fire Department for volunteer fire fighters. To apply to become a firefighter complete the application form using the link below. For additional information, please contact James Richmond, Deputy Fire Chief at email@example.com.
The department is managed by Fire Chief, Jeff Thompson, Deputy Fire Chief, James Richmond, as well as a Station Chief for each of the fire stations. The Fire Department is a volunteer organization staffed by approximately 100 dedicated men and women from across the Township. These volunteers are deployed from the four stations located at:
Yarker Fire Station (Station 1)
District Chief - Jason Hermer
Enterprise Fire Station (Station 2)
District Chief - Ken Travers
Newburgh Fire Station (Station 3)
District Chief - Rodney Myers
Tamworth Fire Station (Station 4)
District Chief - Richard Easterbrook
The firefighters and officers of the Township of Stone Mills fire department have in the past and continue to receive considerable training to ensure their work is conducted in the most efficient and safest means possible. On October 23, 2010, the department and staff were tested and accepted for accreditation by Fire Protection Survey Services. This accreditation allows many of our residents and business owners to enjoy lower insurance rates on their properties.
To be eligible for a reduction in insurance premiums, a residence must be within 8 kilometers of the fire station and within 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source. Commercial Buildings must within 5 kilometers of the fire station and 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source. The determination of an acceptable water source is made by Fire Protection Survey Services. An unofficial map of the eligible areas is available at the Township Offices.
Residents are encouraged to present the Accreditation Certificate to their insurers that may make them eligible for a premium discount.
Persons who own or who are considering the purchase of a property serviced by a privately maintained road should be aware that the maintenance of that road, which includes:
- winter snow removal,
- tree and brush removal,
- the application of gravel,
- the filling of holes, and
- the draining of water
is the sole responsibility of the persons who use the private road for access to their property. Fire Department or other emergency services may not be able to respond to an emergency call if road conditions do not permit the passage of emergency vehicles.
It is the responsibility of each land owner to ensure that the civic address assigned to your property is upright and clearly visible and un-obstructed by trees or snow banks. Please contact the Public Works Department if you have any questions respecting your civic address.
The Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA) have published information relating to good safety practices while enjoying the summer season including: safety issues around the home, during recreational activities and suggestions for the safe operation of fuels and cooking and heating devices. Visit the TSSA Website for additional information and suggestions.
Deputy Fire Chief / Compliance Coordinator