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Our current BYLAW 27/12 requires a fire permit for any open-air burning associated with burning wood, brush, leaves and grass.  

The Fire Code, Ontario Regulation 213/07, as amended, and BYLAW 27/12, as amended, gives the Chief Fire Official the authority to NOT APPROVE any OPEN-AIR BURNING, and to CANCEL all previously issued BURNING PERMITS.

At the discretion of the Chief Fire Official, open-air burning WILL BE permitted: April 1 through October 31 for lands only located North of Eight Street West and situated along Mclrvine Road and Frog Creek Road.

Fire Permits for open-air burning associated with burning wood, brush, leaves and grass can be obtained by landowners by first phoning the Fort Frances Fire Hall at: 274-9841 Ext.1 during the following days and times: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to schedule an appointment for obtaining a fire permit.

For other locations in the Town of Fort Frances, open-air burning IS NOT permitted. It is prohibited to burn brush & wood piles, fields, leaves, and grass April 1 through October 31.



The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service would like to remind the public that the use of fireworks in the Town of Fort Frances is prohibited.

The annual July 1st fireworks display, which takes place at the Point Park is operated by Canfire Pyrotechnic Ltd. They are professionals who have their Fireworks Operator Certificate, and Certificate of Insurance. As well, the fireworks are set off over the water, and these professionals get approval from the Chief Fire Official annually.

As well, Prohibited Fireworks includes but is not limited to sky lanterns, celebration lanterns, wish lanterns, event lanterns, Chinese lanterns, sky candles, fire balloons or any other similar device.

These Flying Lanterns use an open flame to float through the air.

Once they are lit and launched into the air … they pose a serious fire risk. These lanterns have the potential to cause significant fire injuries and losses.

Many communities throughout Ontario have banned these extremely dangerous lanterns.

Meanwhile, stores within our community and surrounding area may be selling consumer fireworks. However, these consumer fireworks cannot be used/discharged in the Town of Fort Frances.

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Our Fire Rescue Service Core Values


The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service demands the highest standards of excellence, integrity, commitment, and dedication from all its employees. As professionals, we must treat all others with respect and dignity. The public and taxpayers deserve nothing less.


The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service is entrusted with protecting the public and enforcing fire and other related codes. Each member has a personal responsibility to demonstrate the highest ethical standards to inspire confidence and trust in each other and in the public, we serve.


Each member of our fire rescue service should be treated with consideration and respect. Personnel must be free to contribute fully to this fire rescue service without any fear or disrespect. All employees must respect the dignity and rights of co-workers and the public they serve.


In carrying out our mission, and objectives ... all employees must hold themselves accountable to the public, taxpayers and personally for their actions.


The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service recognizes that its success requires a diverse, coordinated team committed to the highest standards of trust, hard work, co-operation, and communication working together with external stakeholders to achieve common goals.


The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service Team strives to work creatively, proactively, and effectively in providing services to the public. We are committed to finding flexible, efficient, and innovative approaches to providing fire safety.


The Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service is committed to the protection of lives, property, the environment, and the economy in the Town of Fort Frances through Fire Prevention, Public Education, and Emergency Response, utilizing available resources in an efficient and effective manner.


  • Aim for the highest professional standards in service delivery and internal management.
  • Develop a comprehensive life and property protection service with continuous review to identify the municipality's changing fire service requirements.
  • Promote the coordinated effort of all staff and resources in the fire rescue service to ensure the effectiveness of our fire and public safety mission.
  • Maintain a comprehensive training program to adequately educate personnel in the latest knowledge and techniques in performing their duties.
  • Develop and maintain good working relations with all federal, provincial, district, and municipal departments, utilities and agencies.
  • Prepare maintenance programs to ensure the preparedness of all equipment required in the delivery of fire and public safety.
  • Maintain a comprehensive fire prevention and public education program to ensure community needs are met.

Fort Frances Fire Rescue Services
320 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3P9

Phone: (807) 274-9841
Fax: (807) 274-9595

Tyler Moffitt, Fire Chief/CEMC
(807) 274 9841 ext. 3