FIRE BAN NOTICE
Fire Ban - April 12, 2017
Effective April 12, 2017 there will be a Fire Ban for ALL open air burning in Drummond North Elmlsey and Tay Valley Towsnship, until further notice.
For the latest 24-hour Fire Ban information, please contact the Fire Department Administration Office directly at 613-267-2596, and listen to the automated message.
A fire permit is required for all open air burning.
You are NOT required to obtain a new permit each calendar year.
Once you have obtained a permit, EVERY TIME you wish to burn, you must call the Fire Rescue Administration Office - 267-2596 extension 2 (Tay Valley Township does not activate burn permits).
Fire permits are available free of charge at the Municipal Office or the Drummond North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue Administration Office. If you are unable to attend in person, please call the Fire Department Administration Office.
Hours of Burning: SUNRISE TO SUNSET ONLY
Burn Barrels: A fire permit is required when using one.
Campfires: No fire permit is required if such burning consists of a small, confined fire supervised at all times, and is used to cook food.
In the event of any negligence or carelessness regarding any fire, the person(s) responsible will be held liable for all costs incurred by the Department in extinguishing said fire, including the time required for all equipment to be made operational again.
If a complaint is received by the Fire Department where person(s) are burning and such burning is causing a discomfort to the complainant, there may be a fee charged for Fire Department personnel to respond and investigate the situation.
Any person(s) who deliberately sets out a fire without a permit, or refuses to assists in controlling or extinguishing said fire may be prosecuted and obligated to pay any costs incurred by the municipality. (Charges at Ministry of Transportation Rates).
False Alarm By-Law
Cost Recovery By-Law
Fire Ban announcements may be made during the year depending on conditions. It is the responsibility of the owner to check for fire bans.
Call the Fire Administration Office at 613-267-2596 or subscribe to "News & Public Notices" on the Tay Valley Township website at www.tayvalleytwp.ca to receive notices directly to your email address.