The goal of the Quinte West Fire Prevention Office is to protect people, facilities, and the community from the adverse effects of fire. This is achieved through fire prevention, public education, fire cause determination, and Fire Code enforcement.
- See our Fire Services Protectives Fees (scherdule H) to By-Law 13-43
- Conduct all types of fire safety inspections
- Enforce the Ontario Fire Code and other applicable regulations
- Conduct public education programs and fire safety lectures
- Provide TAPP-Ceducation to juveniles
- Conduct plans review services (i.e. Ontario Building Code)
- Educate the public on fire safety
- Enforce Provincial smoke alarm initiative
- Fire investigations
- Provide Public Service Announcements for specific hazards and concerns
2010 Fatality and Serious Injury in the Province of Ontario
NEWS AND EVENTS
Smoke Alarms spring cleaning News release
Carbon Monoxyde awareness
Hoarding Coalition (contact Sandie Sidsworth or Terry Snider) Canadian Mental Health Association,(NEW LOCATION) Hastings and Prince Edward Branch
41 Octivia Street, Belleville, ON
Tel: (613) 969-8874Fax: (613) 969-8294
The Hoarding Coalition is pleased to be offering a free training day on April 26th 2013 for landlords, front line workers, property supervisors and others who support/interact with those with hoarding behaviours. This also would be a solid introduction to the issue of hoarding and pests for those who care for fragile individuals in the community. Space is limited, so please if you are interested, contact Stephanie Ostler at 613-342-1613 ext 3. Location is in Brockville
The use of portable heaters is a practice that is not encouraged by the Quinte West Fire Department due to well documented fire safety hazards in the Province of Ontario. If the heaters are an absolute necessity owners should adopt a policy to ensure they do not create a fire hazard. The policy should be posted in the building and must address the following:
1. Have built in tip-over and overheat protection.
2. Be labeled with a Canadian safety certification.
3. Located at least 3 feet away from furniture, window treatments, bedding, clothing, rugs, and other combustibles.
4. Plugged directly into an outlet. Do not use extension cords.
5. Inspected and cleaned heaters regularly.
6. Be shut off and unplugged when left unattended.
7. Located away from water and out of damp locations.
8. Maintained in original manufactured condition (i.e. protective screens in place / damaged units replaced).
9. Be electrically powered. Fuel fired appliances are not permitted.
DROP OFF LOCATION (165 Front Street) 7 days a week.
Rules. Person requiring a coat or snow suit have to be present.
Want to make a donation contact The Quinte West Fire Department 613-392-6557.
2012 Coats for Kids Contributors
FIREWORKS SAFETY during Canada Day 1st July 2012 (By-Law)
- Venmar - Important Notice Safety Upgrade Program!
Spring is here and it is time to clean your SMOKE ALARMS!
The Quinte West Fire Department attends a variety of events throughout the year and is always looking for new ways to help get our Fire Safety Messages out to the public. The Spyder Loaner Program represents a unique opportunity to achieve this. The Spyder motorcycle was generously donated to the Fire Department by Bay Marine from 13th March 2012 until the 16 October 2012. The Spyder motorcycle special events schedule includes the following: THANK YOU BAY MARINE
Fire Safety Plan
A Fire Safety Plan shall be prepared, approved and implemented in buildings regulated by Division B, Article 220.127.116.11. of the Ontario Fire Code (OFC).
We are pleased to provide templates you can use to prepare a Fire Safety Plan for your facility. One template is for buildings with no alarm system and the other is for buildings with an alarm system. Instructions for your completing the Fire Safety Plan have also been provided.
Fire Safety Plan - NO ALARM
Fire Safety Plan - ALARM
Fire Safety Plan - NO ALARM (Assemby)
Fire Safety Plan - ALARM (Assembly)
Instruction for completing the Fire Safety Plan
The Quinte West Fire Prevention Office is currently contacting various occupancies to update their Fire Safety Plans (FSP). Please contact Fire Prevention Officer Jay Coxwell should you require any additonal information
Remember "P-A-S-S" when fighting a fire!
(Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep)
- PULL out the locking pin, breaking the seal. Some extinguishers may use a different release device. Please refer to your operator's manual.
- AIM the nozzle horn (or hose) at the base of the fire about 3 metres (10 feet) from the fire.
- SQUEEZE the trigger handle all the way, releasing the extinguishing agent.
- SWEEP the material discharged by the extinguisher from side to side, moving front to back, across the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Keep your eyes on fire area. Repeat the process if the fire starts up again. Never turn your back on a fire even if you think it is out.
Most extinguishers will operate according to the PASS method. Some extinguishers may not. Read your operator's manual for specific directions. Remember to recharge the extinguisher immediately after use.
Home Safety Checklist
We recommend that you use this handy Home Fire Safety Checklist to inspect your home for fire hazards and help you to reduce the risk of fire in your home.
Residential Wood Heating and Wood Stove Safety
Fire Safety Links and Programs
Everything you ever wanted to know about smoke alarms!
Fire Safety Maintenance and Emergency Planning Regulations
Fire Safety for Children
Teen Fire Safety
The site knowfire.ca is a cooperative project to educate teenagers about fire safety.
National Fire Prevention
The national voice of fire prevention and education in Canada.
The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) is a program that brings together fire service professionals and counseling professionals to help families deal effectively with children and teens involved in fire play. The TAPP-C is freee of charge and is available to children from 2-17 years of age (Service is also offer in French in Quinte West only)
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
The Fire Protection and Prevention Act enables municipalities to provide all Ontarians with the best possible level of protection from fire, in the most efficient manner. The Ontario Fire Code is a regulation under the FPPA
Ontario Building Code
This site provides resources from the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, which administers the Ontario Building Code.
Ontario Fire Marshal
The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is a branch of the Community Safety division of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Safety Issues, Product Recalls, and Warnings
Technical Standards Safety Authority (TSSA)
Refreshment Vehicle (Chip Wagon)
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded "delegated administrative authority that administers and enforces public safety laws in various sectors under Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Act. These sectors include amusement devices, boiler and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, ski lifts, upholstered and stuffed articles, and mechanic and technician certification.
Electrical Safety Authority
The Electrical Safety Authority is responsible for enforcing a level of public electrical safety across Ontario that will keep the residents safe where they live, work and play.
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. We've tested products for public safety for more than 80 years and are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, under the National Standards System.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
Do you require a basic visual inspection such as for insurance or pre-purchase of a home equipped with a wood burning appliance or fireplace? If this description fits your needs, any WETT certified member is trained to perform a basic visual inspection.
Older and Wiser Program
Statistics show that adults over age 65 are at the highest risk of being killed or injured in a fire. To address this serious problem, the Council developed Older & Wiser, a fire safety program specifically for older adults. The program is designed to be delivered by municipal fire departments with the assistance of community groups, home support workers, the media, and friends and families of older adults.
Consumer fireworks are low-hazard fireworks articles designed for recreational use by the public. These articles include items such as roman candles, sparklers, fountains, wheels, volcanos, mines, and snakes. The attached link contains Fire Safety information for using these products.