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Burn Permit Conditions
Due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Restricted Fire Zone Order is in place for the entire legislated fire region of Ontario as per the Forest Fires Prevention Act (Zones 1 to 36) to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires ensuring that emergency response capacity is maintained. This is the first time that MNRF has implemented a provincial RFZ at the onset of the fire season (April 1) where heightened wildland fire hazard has not existed.
This RFZ is effective April 3, 2020 and will be in effect until such time that the MNRF can determine that emergency response capacity will not be impacted by COVID-19.
Below is a summary of the restrictions that are in place during an RFZ.
No open fires are allowed unless the fire is for cooking or warmth and is in a stove or installation prescribed in the Outdoor Fires Regulation (O.Reg.207/96).
Campfires are not allowed
Portable stoves must use liquid or gas fuel and have a shutoff valve.
A charcoal barbeque can be used if they are permanent structures or portable and within 100 metres of a dwelling you occupy.
Outdoor wood burning stoves or furnaces must be completely enclosed with solid material and be within 100 metres of a dwelling you occupy.
For more information on where a restriction is in place, please visit our website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/outdoor-fire-restrictions
For all emergencies please dial 9-1-1 first!
The Oliver Paipoonge Fire and Emergency Services is committed to providing quality service in a safe, yet fast efficient way to all people in the municipality as well as mutal aid to surrounding municipalities/townships of Conmee, O'Connor, Gillies, Neebing, Shuniah and unincorporated areas of Kaministiquia, Gorham and Ware, Lappe, and Shebandowan.
If you require the services of the Oliver Paipoonge Fire and Emergency Services for an emergency, dial 9-1-1, and provide the operator with your fire number (blue sign at the end of your driveway) along with your street name, your name and the type of emergency. If it is not an emergency, contact the Fire Chief at the number above.
There are 6 fire halls in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge with approximately 50 members/volunteers. Every fire hall is equipped to safely and efficiently manage an emergency from the fire hall in your neighbourhood. There are six (6) fire halls in Oliver Paipoonge which are located in Murillo, Kakabeka, Stanley, Intola, Rosslyn and Slate River.
These volunteers respond to many calls including fire calls, motor vehicle accidents, traumas, medical related calls, and to mutal aid calls to surrounding municipalities. The volunteers currently protect the 5900 residents of Oliver Paipoonge and approximately 2059 dwellings (information © Statistics Canada 2001)
3250 HWY 130
Rosslyn, ON P7K 0B1
T: 935-2613 Ext. 240
Become a Volunteer
Any person interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or emergency first responder must be a resident of Oliver Paipoonge. Please fill out the application form and bring it to the Fire Chief at the municipal office or mail to:
Sean Horan, Fire Chief
Oliver Paipoonge Fire and Emergency Services
3250 Hwy 130
Rosslyn ON P7K 0B1
(807) 935- 2613 Ext. 240
Safety Tips & Links
Your safety is our interest. Please reveiw the following articles & links so you will be as prepared as possible in the case of an emergency.