Burlington. Fire Department

Site: Fire Headquarters

Service: Public Fire Inspections & Fire Safety Education Programs

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments The provincial smoke alarm law requires owners, and landlords of rental properties, to install and maintain smoke alarms on all levels of the home * Smoke Alarm Assistance program will assist with installation/checks of alarms for those unable to do so (see below).
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-637-8207
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609
After Hours Phone Dispatch 905-637-8253
Fax 905-333-1570
E-Mail firedepartment@burlington.ca
Website www.burlington.ca/fire
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Burlington-Fire-Department/141036379242702
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BurlingtonFire
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BurlingtonFirePubEd
Primary Contact Kimberly Sopko, Public Education Officer; Email: kim.sopko@burlington.ca
Alternate Contact Joe Wintar, Chief Fire Prevention Officer; Email: joe.wintar@burlington.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Fire Headquarters
1255 Fairview St
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y3
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Intersection Maple Ave and Fairview St
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Agency Information
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Primary Executive Fire Chief
Alternate Executive Deputy Fire Chief
Funding City / Town
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Burlington Fire Department has a number of public programs to promote fire safety:  
Fire Inspection  
City of Burlington is divided into seven inspection areas, one per fire station.  
* a Fire Inspector works from an office located in most urban fire stations  
* primary role of the Inspector is to enforce the minimum life safety standards of the Ontario Fire Code within all buildings in their jurisdiction  
* other duties include responding to fire safety complaints from the public, special event inspections, inspections for special licensing (e.g., daycare centres, liquor licensing)  
* also deliver public education presentations 
Smoke Alarm Assistance/Supporting Our Seniors (S.O.S. Program)  
For those persons unable to check or install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms due to their age or physical limitations, firefighters will provide assistance through in-home visits or over the phone as required, at no charge to the resident.  
* also provides fire safety information on general and specific topics related to seniors or persons with disabilities who live independently without support of assisted living facilities  
* call 905-333-0772 ext 6333 and leave message  
Grade 4 Fire Safety Education Program  
* fire safety officer also visits all the Grade 4 classes with a prepared fire-safety presentation supporting the messages of smoke alarms, prevention of household fires and the proper use of the 9-1-1 system  
* children are then encouraged to share the information with others in their home 
Public Safety Education Presentations  
Firefighters and/or Fire Prevention staff are available to attend locations or events to share information on fire safety. 
Annual Fall Open House  
Last Sunday in September or first Sunday in October (check local advertising) at Station No. 1 (Headquarters), 1255 Fairview St.  
* kickoff to Fire Prevention Week, includes demonstrations and activities for the entire family, free of charge. 
Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C)  
Fire officials work with parents or guardians to educate children and youth about dangers of playing with or inappropriate use of lighters or matches.  
* participation helps provide the tools and resources to reduce or eliminate juvenile fire setting and provides guidance on determining the possible root causes 
Burlington Fire Station Tours and Public Fire Safety Education  
Available upon request.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for information.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Fire Prevention Information ; Fire Services

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