INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING A FIRE PERMIT (please allow one full business day for processing)
(1) Download the fire permit form from the following link:
(2) The registered property owner must complete the form (you can type in the required fields electronically), sign and print.
(3) Place the completed fire permit form along with a cheque in the exterior drop box located outside the main doors of the Municipal Office (280 Main Street North).
If you do not have cheques, please call 705-752-1410, Ext. 221 or e-mail email@example.com to make arrangements during business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm).
(4) Upon receipt of fire permit forms and payment, our staff will sign the permit and number it to validate. This will be sent to you via e-mail to the address provided, together with a receipt.
(5) Once you receive the e-mail back from the Municipality, please ensure you print and keep this valid copy on site where you are burning.
May 15, 2020
OPEN-AIR BURNING PERMITTED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALLANDER
Effective at 12:01 am on May 16, 2020, open-air burning is permitted in the Municipality of Callander.
From Ministry if Natural Resources:
At 12:01 a.m. on May 16, 2020, Ontario is lifting the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) designation that was put in place last month across Ontario's fire region. The province will continue to assess forest fire hazard conditions and an RFZ designation may be reinstated in higher risk areas if conditions deteriorate. These restrictions are put in place in order to reduce the number of preventable human-caused fires and lower the risk of wildfires impacting the public.
First off, to the residents of Callander, thank you for complying with the fire ban regulations. I know it was weird having a fire ban during a snowstorm, but I think it is fair to say, during these unprecedented times, “weird” has a new meaning.
Please read all the following information, to ensure that you comply with the Municipality of Callander’s Open- Air By-law:
You must have a valid Open-Air Burning Permit (aka Fire Permit) for all burning on your property.
However, from midnight tonight until midnight on Tuesday we will not be issuing tickets for burning without a permit. In other words, this weekend, if you do not have a fire permit you can still have a fire. This applies only to burning without a permit. If you are in violation of all other regulations, tickets may be issued.
On Wednesday, May 20, you will need to purchase a fire permit before you have a fire.
PURCHASING A FIRE PERMIT
On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, please go to the municipal website – www.mycallander.ca. Instructions will be posted on how to purchase fire permits.
Rules for Open-Air Burning:
The following are some of the key regulations regarding open-air burning. Please refer to the Open-Air By-law 2015-1446 for all the regulations - www.mycallander.ca
You must have a valid Open-Air Burning Permit (aka Fire Permit) to discharge consumer fireworks on your property.
However, from midnight tonight until midnight on Tuesday we will not be issuing tickets for discharging consumer fireworks without a permit. In other words, this weekend, if you do not have a fire permit you can still discharge consumer fireworks. This applies only to discharging consumer fireworks without a permit. If you are in violation of all other regulations, tickets may be issued.
On Wednesday, May 20, you will need to purchase a fire permit before you can discharge consumer fireworks.
Rules for Discharging Consumer Fireworks:
The following are some of the key regulations regarding discharging consumer fireworks. Please refer to the Setting of Consumer Fireworks By-law 2012-1335 for all the regulations - www.mycallander.ca
Please adhere to the rules surrounding open-air burning and discharging of consumer fireworks. Falling to do could lead to catastrophic outcomes.
I must remind you that penalties, for violating these By-laws can range from $200.00 to $600.00. Further, if you set a fire or discharge fireworks and it leads to a fire you can be charged for all the costs to extinguish the fire. For example, each Callander Fire apparatus is billed at $485.00 per hour.
For the past two months, we have been living in a “new normal”. I am so impressed with everyone’s compliance with the social distancing guidelines, your ability to adapt to these times, and your patience.
The province is starting to “open up”, businesses are opening, and the restriction on activities are being reduced. Sitting by a campfire is one of those activities, that many of us enjoy, therefore the restriction on this activity is being lifted.
However, now is not the time to relax and throw all your hard work out the door and we end up back where we were. Please continue to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
Remember, that if you are having a fire, to follow provincial social distancing guidelines. This does not apply to immediate family members (i.e. people living in the same household). If there are gatherings, larger than permitted by the province, each person could be subject to a set fine of $800.00.
Enjoy the time with your family around the campfire. Stay safe and stay healthy.
All the best,
Fire Chief, CEMC
Office – (705) 752-1410 x225
Fax – (705) 752-3550
e-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org