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Fire Prevention in the Town of Aylmer meets the challenges of providing fire inspection services, building plan approvals, building retrofit, fire code compliance and complaint inspections. It also includes interacting directly with the public through the delivery of various programs and public speaking seminars to ultimately reduce the number of fire incidents and minimize the loss of life and property.

The Fire Department is committed to ensuring the safety of Aylmer Residents as their primary focus, by reducing the potential of fire. The work carried out by our fire department is vital in ensuring that all structures built in town are in compliance with the Ontario Building and Ontario Fire Codes.

  • Automatic sprinklers
  • Babysitters safety
  • BBQ safety

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Fire Prevention Week

Hallowe’en Safety

Kitchen Fire Safety

  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking – especially if using oil or high temperatures
  • Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Do not move the pan.
  • Keep children away from the stove. Make sure electrical cords are not dangling from counter tops, where they could be pulled over by small children

Smoke Alarms

Check Your Smoke Alarms! Call the Aylmer Fire Department today for a FREE home fire safety and smoke alarm inspection! It’s arranged around your schedule and could save your life! Call 519-773-3164 today!

The Aylmer Fire Department strongly encourages residents and visitors of Aylmer to practice fire safety. Remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms at least once a year and test them every month. It’s the Law to have smoke detectors in your home. Fire Code reference 2.13.2.3.(2) states “Smoke Alarms shall be installed between each sleeping area and the remainder of the dwelling unit, and where the sleeping areas are served by hallways, the smoke alarms shall be installed in hallways.” It’s now the Law to have a working smoke detector on every level of your home.

The Aylmer Fire Departments urges residents to install a smoke alarm on every level of their home to ensure early notification of a fire.

Important Smoke Alarm Information

Be Aware Of Your Rights And Responsibilities!

The fire code makes it mandatory to have a working smoke alarm in every dwelling unit in the province of Ontario. Because of the essential nature of smoke alarms as an early warning system in the event of fire, the code allows for penalties for various infractions.

The following are the offences identified:

  • Fail to install smoke alarm as required = $195.00 fine (Article 2.13.2.3.)
  • Fail to maintain smoke alarm in operating condition = $195.00 fine (Article 6.3.3.2.)
  • Fail to provide smoke alarm maintenance instructions to occupant = $195.00 fine (Article 6.3.3.3)
  • Intentionally disable smoke alarm to make it inoperable = $195.00 fine (Article 6.3.3.4.)
  • Replace smoke alarm with reduced level of detection = $195.00 fine (Article 6.3.3.5.)

Please note that in addition to the above fines, there is a “victim surcharge” of $35.00 and a set court fee of $5.00 for each offence for a total of $235.00.

While the infractions apply to all dwellings, landlords and tenants should pay special attention to the wording of the offences. The owner is obligated to maintain smoke alarms in rental units and must check them on a yearly basis.

When a tenant makes the landlord aware that the alarm is malfunctioning, the landlord must act immediately to rectify the problem. All rental dwelling units must be equipped with at least one working smoke alarm and that is the obligation of the landlord.

If a tenant removes the battery or otherwise disables their smoke alarm, they could also face a fine.

Fire Department

46 Talbot Street West
Aylmer ON N5H 1J7
Phone (519) 773-3164
Fax (519) 773-3292
Email [email protected]

Fire Chief

Todd McKone
Direct Line: (519) 773-4905
Email: [email protected]

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