Bonnechere Valley Fire Department
P.O. Box 100
Fire Chief: Darryl Wagner
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.
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:
We all share a responsibility to keep families and homes safe from fire by:
The Bonnechere Valley Fire Department supports fire prevention through public education. Some of the fire prevention initiatives offered to the community include:
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 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.
BE ADVISED THAT 24 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED BEFORE PERMIT APPROVAL TO ALLOW THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO VISIT PROPOSED BURN SITES
If you have questions about open air burns, please call 613- 312-7361.
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:
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.