Fire Department

The Volunteer Fire Department’s mission is to protect life and property, and to preserve the environment of the Village and visitors through the prevention, public education and community involvement, and by intervention in the case of fires, medical emergencies or any other emergency situation. 

 Our department is proud to be a member of the Almaguin Mutual and Automatic Aid program, ensuring our collective communities are protected and provided for through cooperation and coordination with neighbouring municipalities.


BURK'S FALLS & DISTRICT FIRE DEPARTMENT
162 Main Street, P.O. Box 70, Burk's Falls
Ontario, P0A 1C0
Phone 705.382.4010 / Fax 705.382.2273
Emergency 911

Current Fire Rating

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 LOW NO DAYTIME BURNING ALLOWED
Open Air Burning and incinerators allowed from 6:00 p.m. in the evening to and/or be completely out by 10:00 a.m. in the morning.
Camp Fires are allowed for cooking and warmth only.
 MODERATE NO DAYTIME BURNING ALLOWED
Open Air Burning and incinerators allowed from to start at 6:00 p.m. in the evening to and/or be completely out by 10:00 a.m. in the morning.
Camp Fires are allowed for cooking and warmth only.
 HIGH NO OPEN BURNING including incinerators and camp fires.
 ONLY Enclosed Camp Fires for cooking and warmth. 
Enclosed fire by means of brick, stone, metal burn bin no larger than 2 feet/24 inchs.                                          
                                         NO FIREWORKS, INCLUDING SPARKLERS.
 EXTREME COMPLETE BAN NO FIRE WORKS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING SPARKLERS                                          


Forest Fire Rating Boards Can Be Found At

  • North East Corner, Hwy # 11 & Doe Lake Road, Armour
  • Ontario Street & Ryerson Crescent (Hwy# 520), Burk's Falls
  • Ryerson Municipal Office/Garage (Hwy.# 520 & Midlothian Rd.)

For further information or for a copy of the Open Air Burning and Fee Bylaws contact Armour, Burk's Falls, or Ryerson Municipal Offices. FINES/FEES CHARGED for CONTRAVENTIONS to Open Air Burning By-law is a minimum fine of $300.00 and/or Fees charged $350.00 per hour per Fire Emergency Response Vehicle

Burk's Falls Village Carbon Monoxide Detectors By-Law No. 10-2011 please read.


Volunteer Applications

Applications available at the Village of Burk's Falls Municipal Office or download it here.

Please return completed applications to the Village Municipal Office.

Applicants interested in volunteering with the District Fire Department are asked to fill in an application form and return it the Municipal office or Fire Chief Dave McNay, or drop off at 162 Main Street in Burk’s Falls.

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