Fire

Fire

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 Inspections

The Hamilton Fire Department provides inspection services for the following property types. These are fee-based services.

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
  • Winter fire safety
  • Home escape plan
  • Family fireworks safety tips
Fire Permits

To ensure the safety of our residents , the City of Hamilton restricts the acts of open air burning and the selling of family fire works in the city. A valid permit is required to conduct open air burning and to sell family fireworks.

Fire Safety Education, Public Events and Programs

Hamilton Fire Department staff are available to provide educational presentations and station tours. We also offer several fire safety programs to keep you and your family safe. 

Fire Department Reports and Other Services

The following types of documentation and services are available from the Hamilton Fire Department. These are fee-based services.

  • Fire Department Incident Report
  • Clearance/Status Letter
  • Outstanding Work Order/File Search
  • Capacity Cards
  • Establish a fire route or review an existing one
  • Request paid standby of a fire truck and crew
  • Filming related services
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.

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.