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The Wainfleet Fire & Emergency Services 2018 Annual Report is now available.  To view the report please click here.

The Wainfleet Fire Department operates four fire stations to provide the Township of Wainfleet with fire protection and emergency services. 

For an important notice to residents regarding fire services, please click here.

The Fire Department has a volunteer complement of approximately 40 fire fighters. The Department frequently recruits new volunteers, if you are interested please contact us.

 

Morgan Alcock, Fire Chief
Phone: 905-899-3463 X 274   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shawn Schutten, Deputy Fire Chief

 Phone: 905-899-3463 X 279    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Tara McLachlan, Fire Administrative Assistant
 Phone: 905-899-3463 X 221   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fire Department Contacts

 

Morgan Alcock, Fire Chief
Phone: 905-899-3463 X 274   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shawn Schutten, Deputy Fire Chief

 Phone: 905-899-3463 X 279    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Tara McLachlan, Fire Administrative Assistant
 Phone: 905-899-3463 X 221   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FAQ's

Q. How do I become a Volunteer Firefighter ?

A. You must also be at least 18 years of age, in good physical health, and have a valid drivers license and no criminal record. For more information contact the Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief at 905-899-3463 Ext. 221, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Q. How do I arrange for a fire inspection ?

A. All fire inspections are conducted by the Fire Chief / Fire Prevention Officer. To book an inspection please contact the Fire chief at 905-899-3463 Ext. 274, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Q. Do I need a smoke alarm in my house ?

A. As of March 1, 2006, all residences are required to have a minimum of one working smoke alarm on every level of the home.

Smoke Alarm Program

IT’S THE LAW!

The Smoke Alarm Program came into effect in Wainfleet in 2008. Fire department personnel visit homes in order to test that there are working smoke alarms installed in all required locations (see below). 

The Township of Wainfleet has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms. There must be working smoke alarms installed in each dwelling unit as follows: at least one outside the bedroom(s) and at least one on each level of the dwelling unit. (Ontario Fire Code 2007, Division B Section 2.13). (See pictures)

The minimum fine for intentionally disabling a smoke alarm or not maintaining a smoke alarm properly is $235.00. You may be fined up to $50,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. This applies to tenants as well as landlords.

Research from 1995 to 2004 regarding preventable/fatal/residential fires indicated:

  • 35% of fires, a smoke alarm was present and operated.
  • 25% of fires, a smoke alarm was present and did not operate.
  • 21% of fires, no smoke alarm was present.
  • 19% of fires, a smoke alarm operation was undetermined.

This research pertains to 609 fatal fires that occurred from 1995 to 2004. In about 50% of fatal home fires, there was no smoke alarm warning.

New legislation (the Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Detectors), 2013.) requires that every single family dwelling unit in Ontario has a minimum of one working carbon monoxide detector(s) installed adjacent to all sleeping rooms. We will be incorporating carbon monoxide detector checks into our Smoke Alarm Program. If you live in a multi unit building, please read the Act for more information.

For more information on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, click here.

“ONLY WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES”

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Click here –  link to our smoke alarm and carbon monoxide page.

(the Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Detectors), 2013.)   and  Act – link to the act.

Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Detectors), 2013.

Bill 18                                                                                                                      2013

An Act to amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings

Note: This Act amends the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.  For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  Part IV of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 is amended by adding the following section:

Carbon monoxide detectors

   12.1  (1)  In this section,

“appliance”, “building”, “residential occupancy”, “service room” and “suite” have the same meaning as in the fire code; (“appareil”, “bâtiment”, “habitation”, “local technique”, “suite”)

“storage garage” has the same meaning as in the building code as defined in the Building Code Act, 1992. (“garage de stationnement”)

Application

   (2)  This section applies to a building only if,

  (a)  the building contains one or more suites designed for residential occupancy; and

  (b)  a fuel-burning appliance is installed in the building or the building contains a storage garage.

Installation and maintenance

   (3)  The owner of a building shall ensure that carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the building in accordance with this section and are maintained in operating condition.

Location

   (4)  If a building contains only one suite designed for residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide detector shall be installed adjacent to each sleeping area in the suite.

Same, more than one suite

   (5)  If a building contains more than one suite designed for residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide detector shall be installed,

  (a)  adjacent to each sleeping area in a suite in the building if,

           (i)  a fuel-burning appliance is installed in the suite,

          (ii)  a fuel-burning appliance is installed in a service room that is adjacent to the suite, or

         (iii)  a storage garage contained in the building is located adjacent to the suite; and

  (b)  in the service room, if a fuel-burning appliance is installed in a service room that is not located in any of the suites.

Installation requirements

   (6)  A carbon monoxide detector required by this section shall,

  (a)  be permanently connected to an electrical circuit and shall have no disconnect switch between the overcurrent device and the carbon monoxide detector;

  (b)  be wired so that its activation will activate all carbon monoxide detectors in the suite, if the detector is located in a suite that is used for residential occupancy; and

   (c)  conform to document number CAN/CSA-6.19 issued by the Canadian Standards Association and entitled “Residential Carbon Monoxide Alarming Devices”, as it is amended from time to time, and whatever other standards are prescribed.

Pre-2001 buildings

   (7)  In the case of a building that existed on August 6, 2001 or for which a permit was issued under the Building Code Act, 1992 on or before that day, a battery operated carbon monoxide detector or a carbon monoxide detector that is plugged into an electrical circuit in the building is deemed to comply with clauses (6) (a) and (b).

Instructions for tenants

   (8)  If a building contains rental units, the landlord shall provide a copy of the maintenance instructions from the manufacturer of the carbon monoxide detector, or a prescribed alternative, to the tenant in each of the rental units.

Disabling not permitted

   (9)  No person shall intentionally disable a carbon monoxide detector required by this section so as to make it inoperable.

Conflict

   (10)  In the event of a conflict between this section and any other Act, any regulation made under any Act or any municipal by-law, this section prevails.

   2.  Subsection 78 (1) of the Act is amended by adding the following clauses:

(i.1)  specifying standards for carbon monoxide detectors;

(i.2)  specifying alternatives for the purpose of subsection 12.1 (8);

Commencement

   3.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

4.  The short title of this Act is the Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Detectors), 2013.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to require owners of residential buildings in which a fuel-burning appliance is installed or a storage garage is located to install carbon monoxide detectors in the buildings and to maintain them in operating condition. The Bill sets out installation requirements and requires the detectors to conform to the standards that are prescribed by the regulations made under the Act. Intentionally disabling a carbon monoxide detector required by the Act is prohibited.

Monthly Message From Chief Flagg

Township of Wainfleet
MEDIA RELEASE


harry flaggFor Immediate Release August 13, 2012


Open Air Burning – Township of Wainfleet


The Township of Wainfleet has experienced various amounts of rainfall over the past several days. The precipitation has reduced the fire danger rating and the fire ban is being lifted.


The danger of fire conditions remains at a heightened level across all areas in the Niagara Region. Residents and visitors are being encouraged to use extreme caution if burning in a municipality that has lifted their fire ban.


We would like to urge residents to ensure that they are following the burning regulations as indicated in the Open Air Burning Bylaw (BL027-2009) available online at http://wainfleet.ca .


For more information please contact the Fire Department or visit our website for Open Air Burning Regulations.


Morgan Alcock, Fire Chief
Phone: 905-899-3463 X 274   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



or
Tara McLachlan, Fire Administrative Assistant
 Phone: 905-899-3463 X 221   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.