In case of fire emergency, please call 911.

Applications for Fire and Emergency personnel are available HERE or at the Town office. Any questions or concerns can be forwarded to the address below:

Email: firechief@whereyoubelong.ca

Fire Chief: Keith Bueckert
Deputy Chiefs: Brad Wasilinchuk and Stan Hiebert


CURRENT FIRE RISK LEVEL (April 3rd, 2024): LEVEL 1

LEVEL 1: Fires are allowed in approved receptacle. Open-air fires are allowed, any person who wishes to cause an open-air fire must notify the NFES of their intent.

LEVEL II: Fires are only allowed in approved receptacles. NO open-air fires allowed.

LEVEL III: NO fires of any type are allowed


What is an Approved Receptacle?

In the Town of Niverville, an approved receptacle means an approved fire pit, outdoor barbecue, outdoor fireplace or warming fire receptacle.

An approved fire pit must:

  • be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Designated employee;
  • be at least 100 mm (4 inches) and no more than 0.60 m (2 feet) in height above the surrounding grade, but no more than 600 mm (24 inches) in depth when measured from the top of the pit opening to the bottom of the pit;
  • have an opening that does not exceed 0.914 m (3 feet) in diameter or an area of 0.836 square meters (9 square feet) and in which neither the width nor length is greater than 0.914 m (3.0 feet);
  • not be used for commercial or industrial applications;
  • be located in the rear yard of a residential property;
  • may be located on a driveway provided that the receptacle is elevated and at least 10 feet from a combustible structure;
  • at no time have flames that are more than  0.60 m (2 feet) about the top of the pit opening;
  • at no time are portable fire pits allowed in garages or outbuildings; and
  • if the Owner of a building allows tabletop propane-fueled fire pits or other heating appliances to be installed on their decks or balconies, then the appliances, cylinders, or any other items must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s certified instruction and the CSA Group B149.1-15 codes and standards.

A person in charge of an open-are fire must ensure that:

  • the fire is always supervised by a person 18 years of age or older until and unless it is fully extinguished;
  • the fire is always kept under control;
  • an adequate supply of water, sand or some other means of controlling and extinguishing the fire is readily accessible;
  • the fire is not set or maintained in conditions or locations which will or could result in:
    • smoke which causes a nuisance on adjacent properties;
    • reduced visibility on any highway or road;
    • a rapid spread of fire through grass or brushed area.
  • the fire is not set or maintained when the wind exceeds 32 kilometers per hour;
  • if the fire becomes uncontrollable or spreads beyond its assigned limited, the NEFS is alerted by calling 911;
  • the fire is maintained within an approved receptacle;
  • the fire is maintained a minimum of 3 meters (10 feet), as measured from the nearest edge of the fire, from any combustible buildings or structures, combustible fences, trees and overhead wires:
  • only clean, dry, unpainted and untreated wood is burned and no grass, leaves, brush or tree prunings are burned in the fire; and
  • burn barrels and burning of garbage and rubbish are prohibited.

 

For more information on fire prevention and emergency services, please visit By-law No. 684-24.


STARS Landing Zone

Niverville Fire and Emergency Services is at times requested by the STARS 7 air ambulance to create a landing zone when STARS is needed in the community and surrounding area. All members of the department know how to set up and assist the pilots with landing the helicopter.

Should Stars be in the area assisting on scene, the public is asked to stay away from the area. If the public is too close, pilots may have to abort a landing due to concerns of safety to members of the public. This causes delays with patients getting seen by flight medics. It is asked that the public to stay away from any landing zone and when the helicopter is on the ground. This allows for quick turn arounds and is best for the patient.

These events happen very quickly and we appreciate the public’s understanding and ability to follow directions during these events.

Thank you.


More About Niverville Fire and Emergency Services

Niverville Fire and Emergency Services is a paid on-call service which handles 200+ calls per year. The department has 35 members serving the community. The fire hall is located at 309 Bronstone Drive in Niverville. Niverville Fire and Emergency has 2 fire engines, a water tanker, rescue unit and 2 support response vehicles. They are responsible for providing the following services to the Town of Niverville and surrounding areas:

  • Fire Suppression & Rescue
  • Medical Response – Emergency Medical Responder level
  • Aquatic Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response – Operations Level

The Town will provide the following additional services:

  • Fire Investigations
  • Fire Prevention & Inspection
  • Public Education

Fire & Emergency Resources

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Smoke Alarms at Home

Fire Department Application

Open-Air Fire Permit Application Form

Low Hazard Fireworks Display Permit Application Form

High Hazard Fireworks Display Permit Application Form

Dangerous Quantities Fireworks Storage & Distribution Permit Application Form