COVID-19: Hamilton Fire Department

Updated December 7, 2020

These programs/services remain operational:

  • Fire inspections for mandatory legislated inspections, life safety inspections and complaints regarding fire safety
  • Alarmed and Ready program on an as needed basis
  • Open Air Burn Permits available for purchase online, by phone (credit card payment only), in person at City Hall and via the drop box at selected Municipal Service Centers (Dundas, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

These programs/services are currently suspended:

  • Volunteer Inspection Program
  • Home Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Station, business and facilities tours
  • Community and public education events

Service at a Glance

About The Hamilton Fire Department

Learn more about the courageous women and men of Hamilton’s fire service and the wide range of preventative and response services they deliver to Hamilton’s residents every day.

Learn more about the Hamilton Fire Department


Firefighter Recruitment

The Hamilton Fire Department is looking for individuals who value and can demonstrate trust, honesty, integrity, compassion, empathy and teamwork. 

Volunteer Firefighter | Career Full-time Probationary Firefighter

Home Fire Safety Tips

Prevention is the key to fire safety. Follow these home safety tips to protect yourself and your family.

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention starts with you, here are a few precautions you can take to help prevent fire in your home. Discuss these precautions with members of your household and remember fires are easier to prevent then fight.

  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide alarms
  • Fire safety tips
  • Home escape plan
  • Family fireworks safety tips
Fire Permits and Services

To ensure the safety of our residents and communities The City of Hamilton restricts the acts of open air burning and the selling of family fire works in the city. Below is a list of permits you will need to conduct an open air burn or sell fireworks and other common services the fire department provides. 

Fire Stations

The Hamilton Fire Department operates out of 30 locations across the city with 26 emergency response stations made up of either full-time or volunteer firefighters.

Fire Safety Programs

The Hamilton Fire Department offers several fire safety programs to keep you and your family safe:

  • Home Fire Safety Education Program
  • Alarmed and Ready - Smoke Alarm Program
  • Volunteer Inspection Program for Homeowners (VIP)
  • Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C)
Fire Safety & Prevention tips for your Farm

A barn fire is a farmer’s worst nightmare. There are many steps that you can take to establish a good fire prevention plan to reduce the risk of fire on farm properties and keep your livestock safe.