Fire

Heat Alert
July 22, 2016 - 12:27pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016. An Extended Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last three or more consecutive days with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater then or equal to 20°C OR Humidex of 40°C or greater. 

Current details

An extended period of hot and humid weather will continue today and persist into the weekend. High temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 33°C today with accompanying humidex values of over 40°C also anticipated.

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Fire Trucks outside of Fire Station

Service at a Glance

Contact the Hamilton Fire Department

Location:
1227 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8W 2C6

Phone: 905-546-3333
 @HamiltonFireDep

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:

  • Alarmed and Ready - Smoke Alarm Program
  • Volunteer Inspection Program for Homeowners (VIP)
  • Hamilton Arson Prevention Program for Children (HAPP-C)
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 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 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.