Fire Department

Bonnechere Valley Fire Department

P.O. Box 100
49 Bonnechere St. E.
Eganville, ON
K0J 1T0

Fire Chief: Darryl Wagner
Phone: (613)-312-7361

Fire Chief’s Message

Fire can have devastating impacts on everyone. Fire can happen to you.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property and the environment through public education, fire code enforcement and emergency response.

With your assistance we can all help to keep families and property safe from fire.

Our web pages provide an introduction to the fire prevention, the Ontario Fire Code, by-laws, and emergency services provided by the fire department.

Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for taking a moment to learn about The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department and the services we offer to you and our community.

About The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department

The Township of Bonnechere Valley is served by a 911 emergency system.

In the event of an emergency, residents should call 911 from a safe location and provide the requested information to the call center.

If the emergency requires the fire service dispatch will page firefighters to respond.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department has an authorized limit of 40 firefighters and has two fire halls. Eganville Hall is located at 49 Bonnechere St. E. in the Village of Eganville and Sebastopol Hall is located 121 Janet Drive in the Hamlet of Foymount.

Members serving on the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department are committed to providing the community with emergency response services which include:

  1. Structural fire fighting including rescue
  2. Vehicle fire fighting
  3. Grass, bush, forestry fire fighting
  4. Automatic aid
  5. Mutual aid
  6. Awareness level hazardous materials
  7. Vehicle accidents
  8. Vehicle extrication
  9. Water and ice rescue – shore based ambulance assist only
  10. Public assistance
  11. Ambulance assistance
  12. Police assistance
  13. Public utilities assistance
  14. Community emergency plan participation
  15. Role as Assistant to the Fire Marshal

Junior Firefighter Program Now Accepting Applicants

The Junior Firefighter Program is now accepting applications. This program is for youth ages 15-18 who are interested in serving our community.
Applications can be picked up at Opeongo High School or the Bonnechere Valley Municipal Office and returned to Municipal Office at:
PO BOX 100
49 Bonnechere Street East
Eganville, ON
Questions? Contact the Fire Chief at 613-628-3101 ext. 242 or

Fire Prevention

We all share a responsibility to keep families and homes safe from fire by:

  • preventing fires from starting;
  • maintaining working smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas to have as much time to safely escape as possible. Working alarms save lives, and are required by law;
  • planning and practicing a home fire escape plan so that everyone knows what to do in the event of fire;

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department supports fire prevention through public education. Some of the fire prevention initiatives offered to the community include:

Open Air Burns & Burn Permits

The Township of Bonnechere Valley has a by-law which establishes the requirements to conduct open air burns.

In order to conduct an open air burn residents must obtain a burn permit online or from the township office. There is no cost to obtain the permit; however, failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the burn by-law can result in fines and/or charges.


If you have questions about open air burns, please call 613- 312-7361. 

Inspection and Enforcement

When a building is constructed it must be built to the standards specified by the Ontario Building Code. Once a building is issued an occupancy permit, the Ontario Fire Code takes effect. The owner of a building is responsible to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. Under the Fire Prevention and Protection Act municipalities are responsible for enforcing the Ontario Fire Code within their boundaries.

The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department conducts inspections and enforces compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. Our inspection practices include:


Did you ever want to be a firefighter when you grew up?

Children often dream of becoming a firefighter but end up pursuing other careers. For those who still have the ambition it may not be too late to fulfill the dream of becoming a member of the fire service.

Serving with the Bonnechere Valley Fire Department is a challenging and rewarding experience.