Fire

Water Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation

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 has successfully completed the Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation for all residential and commercial properties in the rural areas of the city.

Fire insurance rate reduction for rural property owners

With these ratings, both residential - Recognition for Fire Insurance Grading certificate (PDF, 474 KB)  and commercial Recognition for Fire Insurance grading Accreditation (PDF, 185 KB) property owners should be eligible (depending on their individual insurance companies) for a rate reduction in the fire portion of their insurance. Property owners should contact their insurance agents for details regarding their specific policy.