Phone 705-636-5941   

Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Perry Township Fire Department

Dan Marshall, Fire Chief
(705) 636-5311
(705) 783-8700
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Travis Stone, Deputy Fire Chief
(705) 783-5985
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Graham Stetler, Fire Prevention Officer
(705) 783-4328
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In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1

The Perry Township Fire Department provides emergency services, fire protection, and public education.

Fire Danger Rating

To view the current Fire Danger Rating, visit our Fire Rating Page. The Forest Fire Danger Rating is verified daily and is updated whenever the rating changes.


Daytime Burning (Open Air Burning) is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. between April 1 and October 31 each year.

Household garbage, plastic, tar, rubber, Styrofoam, treated materials, and construction materials are not be burned. This provision will be strictly enforced.

The Outdoor Burning By-law regulates outdoor burning. The by-law also allows the Fire Department to place a ban on outdoor fires based on environmental conditions.

The Township of Perry first established a volunteer fire department in 1942.The Perry Township Fire Department includes a full-time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Officer, and volunteer firefighters. There are several opportunities for you to assist the fire department, either as a Firefighter or part of the assistant staff. The Township of Perry puts great emphasis on training, and we have hired a regional trainer to accomplish our goal of having members trained to NFPA standards. Make no mistake, the Township of Perry is no longer a ‘true’ Volunteer Fire Department. Members are compensated for their time at training sessions and for attending calls.

The Township of Perry Fire Department provides emergency fire and rescue services to residents of the Township. The community is served by one station and 6 pieces of fire apparatus. The Township of Perry Fire Hall is located in Emsdale, and responds to approximately 200 calls annually .

Check out our Fire Department Introduction Package and Application for information on how you can become a Firefighter within the Township of Perry today!.

Junior Firefighter’s Program – if you are 15 years of age or older and are interested in becoming a part of an exciting adventure, you can now join the Perry Township Fire Department. To learn now, please view our Junior Firefighter Application.

The Perry Township Fire Department oversees the following services:

  • Emergency response including water and ice rescue, firefighting, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials

  • Public education

  • Fire administration

  • Fire investigation

In general, the regulation contained in the Ontario Fire Code addresses four fire safety issues:

  • In general, the regulation contained in the Ontario Fire Code addresses four fire safety issues:

  • Means of escape from each dwelling unit

  • Smoke Alarms

  • Electrical Safety

The owner has three options for compliance with the fire separation for dwelling units. Four options are provided for compliance with the means of escape from each dwelling unit.

Depending on the option selected for fire separation and means of escape, it may be necessary to install electrically wired, interconnected smoke alarms throughout the house. Where interconnected smoke alarms are not installed, every dwelling unit must be equipped with a battery operated or electrically wired smoke alarm on every level that contains a bedroom or sleeping area.

The owner is responsible for complying with the provisions of the Ontario Fire Code. You can read more about the provisions of the Ontario Fire Code by visiting the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal Website or viewing the Ontario Fire Code on e-Laws.

Under the Ontario Fire Code, every home in Ontario is required to have working smoke alarms on every level and outside all sleeping areas.

SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES. Plan your escape. Create an escape plan and practice it with everyone in your home.

The smoke alarm should be tested regularly. Remember to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. Vacuum out the dust and change the batteries every spring and fall when you adjust your clocks for daylight savings time. Smoke alarms do not last forever; they should be replaced after ten (10) years. Replace smoke alarms that malfunction in any way.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, and deadly gas. It is almost the same density of air, not heavier or lighter, so it mixes freely with it. Because you can’t see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know its present. CO is breathed in and bonds with the hemoglobin in your blood, displacing the oxygen you need. It will eventually displace enough to suffocate you from the inside out, resulting in death or brain injury.

Do I need a fire permit? No – we do not issue fire permits for recreational open-air burning. For non-recreational open air burning, you must receive approval from the Fire Chief.

Can I have a campfire when the fire rating is HIGH? Campfires are allowed for cooking and warmth only under a High Fire Rating. All fires are to be fully extinguished before leaving.

Can I burn furniture, bed mattresses, and household rubbish? No – do not burn anything but untreated or natural materials.

Can I have a campfire when the fire rating is EXTREME? No, campfires are prohibited during an extreme rating or under a total fire ban.

Can I set off fireworks? No – fireworks are prohibited in the Township of Perry. Firework Display Permits may be applied for by contacting the By-law Department.

Can I light and release Chinese lanterns? No – Chinese lanterns are prohibited in the Township of Perry.

What size fire can I have? The maximum size of a fire you can have is 2 feet x 2 feet. Daytime Burning is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31. Fires must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All fires are to be extinguished before leaving.

The Perry Township Fire Department oversees and issues permits regarding tent(s) at events and functions.

The Perry Township Fire Prevention Officers oversees Community Fire Safety. For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Officer.

The Township of Perry is pleased to provide the Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation certificate. For more information on the approval of this accreditation, please visit the Fire Protection Survey Services website.