Filming related services

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

The Hamilton Fire Department must be notified and approve of filming using display fireworks, flame effects and pyrotechnics.

Approval Process:

  • Arrange to hire the services of an approved ERD (Explosive Regulatory Division) Carded Technician that is authorized to use display fireworks, pyrotechnics or open flame effects.
  • Submit a completed information package for review to the Hamilton Fire Department Fire Prevention Services by email to [email protected] and [email protected] to request approval for the anticipated activity. The review process is a paid service. Payment must be received before staff review the application. Contact [email protected] or 905-546-2424 ext 1380 to arrange payment.
  • Information packages must be submitted 10 full business days before filming open flame effects or 5 business days for all other requests
  • Refer to the following information sheets for information package requirements: 
  • Request a paid standby fire truck and crew at least 10 full business days before filming. Non-emergency stand-by service must be provided by the Hamilton Fire Department. Private or out-of-town services are not permitted. 
    • Please provide a detailed location map to determine the response area and type of crew that will be required.
    • Please provide the start and end time for the paid standby fire truck and crew so that the Hamilton Fire Department can provide a cost estimate to be approved in advance by the film production.
    • Fees: Total amount be invoiced after the event and will include the cost of Non-Emergency Standby for events and Full Cost Recovery for Crew. Payment of fees is due to the Hamilton Fire Department after filming. For more information about fees related to non-emergency stand-by, please visit Fire Permits, Inspections, Reports and Services.