The ban on open air fires has been lifted.

Please follow the fire safety requirements of Norfolk County’s Open Air Burning By-Law.

 

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Warm, dry weather can force the Fire Chief to impose mandatory burn bans to ensure both fire and clean air safety. We’ve compiled answers to your frequently asked questions to help assure you have the facts before you burn.

1. What is a burn ban?

An air-quality burn ban (smog advisory) is a mandatory, yet temporary, […]

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Our current open air burning by-law can be found at the following link:

http://norfolkcountyfire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-72.pdf

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Ban On Open Air Fires

On June 24, 2016 By

Due to the extremely dry conditions, effective immediately there is a ban on all open air fires in Norfolk County.

You can still use your BBQ for cooking, but it has to be a BBQ that was manufactured solely for the purpose of cooking food.

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The ban on open air fires has been lifted.

As a reminder, you will need a permit for any fire that will be used to get rid of organic yard waste.

Recreational fires do not require a permit.

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Ban On Open Air Fires

On May 31, 2016 By

May 31, 2016 16:00

Due to the extreme dryness, effective immediately, all open air fires are prohibited anywhere in Norfolk County.

The only exception to the ban is cooking fires contained in a barbeque and cooking fires in approved campgrounds.

Fires conducted during a ban may be subject to a fine or a cost recovery […]

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A Fire Safe New Year

On January 28, 2016 By

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and now that 2016 is in full swing, I wanted to share our expectations.

We will continue with the first line of defence (public education) through the tireless efforts of our fire safety and emergency preparedness educators.

With our new recruit program, and weekly station training running consistently and […]

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Catastrophic losses – human, property and environmental – can have significant impact on your company’s production, morale and continued viability. The damage and downtime resulting from even a “small fire” can be detrimental to your company’s ability to remain in business.

What you can do

The first thing you can do to protect your employees, […]

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Properties

How is CO generated in the home?

CO is a by-product of incomplete combustion of fuel such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline, wood, or other bio-fuels. This incomplete combustion can occur in any device that depends on burning a fuel for energy or heat.

Examples of […]

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CO Alarm Tips

On October 21, 2014 By

Testing and Replacing Landlords are responsible for installing and maintaining CO alarms in their rental units Landlords are required to test CO alarms in rental units annually and when the battery is replaced, changes are made to the electric circuit or a change of tenancy occurs. It is against the law for tenants to remove […]

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How to prevent the build-up of CO in your home: Ensure fuel-burning appliances, chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected by professionals every year before cold weather sets in. Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you. Ensure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, fireplace and other fuel-burning appliances should always be […]

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What Is Carbon Monoxide?

On October 21, 2014 By

What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly. CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, fireplaces, hot […]

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