Fire Department

Fire departments in Ontario are regulated by provincial legislation and are governed under the authority of the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services. For more information, you may also wish to visit the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal.

Fire protection in the Township is provided by the Montague Township Volunteer Fire Department headed up by Fire Chief Miles Greer. The Department is made up of 25 volunteer firefighters and is based out of the fire station located at 6547 Roger Stevens Drive. In addition to providing fire services to Montague, the Department also participates in the Lanark County Mutual Aid program whereby municipalities can call on the services of neighboring fire departments to help them out in an emergency.

Part of being involved in the Department means participation in the Montague Firefighters Association - a very active group involved in making their community a better, safer place for all Montague residents. The Association is also very active in fund-raising activities that support charities and activities within the Township.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, please fill out the application and provide a resume. The application and resume can be dropped off at the Township Office (6547 Roger Stevens Dr.) or e-mailed to the Fire Chief.

To contact the Fire Department for a non-emergency, call the Township Office at 613-283-7478 or e-mail Miles Greer

To find out more about the Fire Department, read the Comprehensive Review of Fire Protection Services.

Open Air Burning By-Law:  BY-LAW NO. 3635-2018

Burn Permits

Outdoor burning is not permitted in the subdivisions of Atironto and Woods.  Burn permits are required for all open-air fires in the permitted areas within the Township. There is no cost for this permit and it is not necessary to renew it each year.  Also, a separate permit is required for those who plan to have a windrow burn.  The permits are available here or at the Township Office.  Permits accessed online must be filled out and emailed to the Fire Chief, who will then issue a permit number in a reply email within two weeks. For a Windrow permit click here.

When you plan to burn,  it is still necessary to contact the Township Office by phone (613-283-7478) during regular business hours.  The email notification option is no longer available.

Fundraiser

Each year, generally around the middle of September, the Township of Montague Volunteer Fire Department holds a "PIT BAR-B-QUE" for the public at the Montague Rosedale Hall.

This FAMOUS PIT BAR-B-QUE offers Beef and Pork (cooked overnight in a large pit), which is absolutely scrumptious and a good time is always enjoyed by all.  

Check the August Montague Newsletter or online for date and ticket information.

Smoke Detector close up - text Install Smoke Alarms, it's the Law

Every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every story and outside all sleeping areas.

IT’S THE LAW!

Homeowners - It is the responsibility of homeowners to install and maintain smoke alarms on every story of their home and outside sleeping areas.

Landlords - It is the responsibility of landlords to ensure their rental properties comply with the law.

Tenants - If you are a tenant of a rental property and do not have the required number of smoke alarms, contact your landlord immediately. It is against the law for tenants to remove the batteries or tamper with the alarm in any way.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE FIRE CODE SMOKE ALARM REQUIREMENTS COULD RESULT IN A TICKET FOR $235 OR A FINE OF UP TO $50,000 FOR INDIVIDUALS OR $100,000 FOR CORPORATIONS.

When installing smoke alarms, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information about correct placement.

  • Test your smoke alarms every month using the test button.
  • Replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and whenever the low-battery warning chirps.
  • Smoke alarms don’t last forever. Replace smoke alarms with new ones if they are more than ten years old.
  • Steam from the shower or cooking in the oven, stove or toaster can cause smoke alarms to activate. DO NOT REMOVE THE BATTERY. Instead, try moving the alarm to a different location, or purchase a smoke alarm with a hush feature that will temporarily silence the alarm. For further information about dealing with nuisance alarms, visit the OFM website: www.ofm.gov.on.ca

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS, CONTACT YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT

Please be advised that the Chief Fire Official has the authority to enforce the Fire Code within his or her jurisdiction and should be contacted prior to implementing any opinion expressed in the following information.

Visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management website for a list of questions/answers pertaining to the legislation.  Visit their website now.
 

Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. 
 

The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15, 2014, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
 

Carbon monoxide alarm will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall. 

- See more at: http://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide#sthash.aaWBOB6Y.dpuf

 

Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. 

Visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management website for a list of questions/answers pertaining to the legislation.  Visit their website now.

The new regulation, which came into effect October 15, 2014, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
 

Carbon monoxide alarm are now required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall. 

- See more at: http://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide

Please be advised that the Chief Fire Official has the authority to enforce the Fire Code within his or her jurisdiction and should be contacted prior to implementing any opinion expressed in the following information.

Visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management website for a list of questions/answers pertaining to the legislation.  Visit their website now.
 

Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. 
 

The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15, 2014, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
 

Carbon monoxide alarm will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall. 

- See more at: http://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide#sthash.aaWBOB6Y.dpuf

isit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management website for a list of questions/answers pertaining to the legislation.  Visit their website now.
 

Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. 
 

The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15, 2014, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
 

Carbon monoxide alarm will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall. 

- See more at: http://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide#sthash.aaWBOB6Y.dpuf