Fire Prevention and Public Education
If you have any questions about South Stormont's Fire Prevention and Public Education services, please email our Fire Prevention Officer, Nick MacGillivray or call the Township Office at 613-534-8889.
In addition to maintaining their training requirements, Fire Department volunteers are also involved in education and fire prevention. Their involvement includes annual trade show exhibits, the Stormont County Fair, the Antique Car Show, the Smoke/CO Alarm Program, the Fire Extinguisher Program, and the Public Education Program for seniors and fire safety knowledge with the local schools and day care centers.
South Stormont Fire and Rescue is pleased to offer the following public education programs:
Home Safe Home
Residents may have their home inspected by South Stormont Fire and Rescue free of charge. This will help homeowners identify and correct any hazards and ensure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working properly. If you are interested in booking an appointment for your home to be inspected, please call the Township office at 613-534-8889.
Alarmed for Life
Every year, South Stormont Fire and Rescue performs a door to door campaign to ensure smoke and CO alarm compliance in the home. This is a strictly voluntary program and no fines or charges are issued during this campaign. The program typically takes place in the late summer/early fall. Data collected helps us focus on problem areas and makes sure every home in South Stormont is properly protected.
The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) is a program for youth who have been invloved in unsafe fire behaviour including such things as playing with matches or lighters, burning paper or gabage and intentionally starting fires. It is a collaborative program between mental heath professionals and the South Stormont Fire and Rescue Department. TAPP-C helps families deal with children who have been identified or are suspected to have been involved in this activity.
Our program comprises of three parts:
- fire safety education provided by a trained firefighter
- home visit with the family
- an assessment of the youth's risk factors, including their mental health facilitaded by a licensed therapist
This program helps many youth recongize the danger of fire and he hazard that it poses to their home, family and community. For more information about this program please email our Fire Prevention Officer, Nick MacGillivray or call the Township Office at 613-534-8889.
Carefor Health & Community Services Clients
The Township of South Stormont Emergency Service, in cooperation with South Stormont Seniors' Support Services, is offering free fire prevention home inspections for Carefor Health & Community Services Clients. If you are interested in having your home inspected, call the Township office at 613-534-8889.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The Township of South Stormont is pleased to announce that our new Fire Extinguisher Training Program is available to the public. Click here for more details.
Green lights - What do they mean?
A vehicle with a flashing green light on the dash indicates that a volunteer firefighter is responding to an emergency call. Please be courteous and yield the right-of-way.
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