Fire Protection Services Profile

Utilizing a composite service delivery model (combination of full time and volunteer firefighters), the Hamilton Fire Department provides fire prevention, public education and emergency response services that support a Healthy and Safe Community.  These valued services are provided to our urban and rural citizens, businesses, institutions and visitors across the City of Hamilton.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Emergency Response – Fire/Medical/Rescue/Hazmat/Alarm Investigation/Mitigation
  • Fire Prevention/Code Enforcement
  • Public Education/Community Safety/Awareness
  • Fire Dispatch
  • Fire Fleet/Equipment Mechanical Services
  • Training of Hamilton Fire Department Personnel

Type of Service

  • Public facing


  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement 

Primary Funding Sources

  • Net Levy
  • Capital budget/reserves
  • User Fees
  • Grants

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated
  • Council by-law
  • Management directive

This service meets the requirements of the Fire Prevention and Protection Act (F.P.P.A.)

The F.P.P.A. requires every municipality to establish Fire Protection Services program that must include public education with respect to fire safety and certain components of fire prevention. The certain components referred to are fire code inspections upon request or complaint and a smoke alarm program.

Additionally, the municipality must also provide other fire protection services as deemed to be necessary, based on its needs and circumstances (a risk assessment). This provides the elected Council with the opportunity to determine which services, the level of services and how the services will be delivered.


Performance Measures

Metrics coming in future releases

Strategic Plan Priority - Healthy & Safe Communities