Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children

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

An average of 7,100 fires per year are caused by children playing with matches or lighters. 

Many children set fires because they are curious while others use fire in anger or as a cry for help. The Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children connects families with a member of the Hamilton Fire Department experienced in this issue.

During your visit, you will receive helpful information as well as connections to other resources in the community to provide additional support.

Schedule a visit

To scheduled a visit, contact 905-546-2424 ext. 7794 or 905-546-2424 ext. 1380