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Fire Extinguishers Recall

Certain fire extinguishers have been identified for recall.  Please read the entire notice.

Environment Canada Weather

The current and forecasted weather conditions for Kingston Ontario from Environment Canada

Fire Advisory Line

A Fire Advisory Line is available to advise whether it is safe to burn or if a Fire Ban is in effect.  To access this information please call:

613-379-5255  or  877 554 5557

New Fire Fighting Solution

Natural Products Canada kicks off program with investment in fire-fighting solution.  Read more about this new solution at Natural Products Canada.


The Fire Department for The Township of Stone Mills is a volunteer organization staffed by approximately 100 dedicated men and women from across the Township.  These volunteers are deployed from the four stations located at:

  • Yarker
  • Enterprise
  • Newburgh and
  • Tamworth.

The department is managed by a part time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief as well as a Station Chief for each of the fire stations. 

By-law 2015-810 Regulating The Setting Of Fires

All open air fires are regulated through Bylaw 2015-810. This includes camp fires, fire appliances such as chimeneas, burn barrels and brush fires. Grass fires are prohibited as well is the burning of certain materials. Persons considering having an open air fire, should consider Bylaw 2015-810 prior to the setting of a fire.

Please Note, Persons failing to comply with the requirements of Bylaw 2015-810 could be subject to penalties imposed by Fines authorized by the Attorney General's Office Of Ontario.

Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation

The firefighters and officers of the Township of Stone Mills fire department have in the past and continue to receive considerable training to ensure their work is conducted in the most efficient and safest means possible.  On October 23, 2010, the department and staff were tested and accepted for accreditation by Fire Protection Survey Services.  This accreditation allows many of our residents and business owners to enjoy lower insurance rates on their properties.

To be eligible for a reduction in insurance premiums, a residence must be within 8 kilometers of the fire station and within 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source.  Commercial Buildings must within 5 kilometers of the fire station and 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source.  The determination of an acceptable water source is made by Fire Protection Survey Services.  An unofficial map of the eligible areas is available at the Township Offices.

Residents are encouraged to present the Accreditation Certificate to their insurers that may make them eligible for a premium discount.

Tariff Of Fees

By-Law 2012-645 was adopted by Council and established a Tariff of Fees for the provision of municipal services. Schedule "F" of this Bylaw relates to services provided by the Fire Department.

  • Class A Pumper - 1st hour or part thereof ($400.00 Fee)
  • Class A Pumper - per next ½ hour ($200.00 Fee)
  • Tanker - 1st hour or part thereof ($400.00 Fee)
  • Tanker - per next ½ hour ($200.00 Fee)
  • Support Van - 1st hour or part thereof ($175.00 Fee)
  • Support Van - per next ½ hour ($100.00 Fee)
  • Off Road Vehicle - 1st hour or part thereof ($150.00 Fee)
  • Off Road Vehicle - per next ½ hour ($75.00 Fee)
  • Firefighter - per hour at incident plus cleanup ($25.00 Fee)
  • Fire Incident File Search ($75.00 Fee)
  • Fire inspections of provincially or federally regulated or licensed institutions or enterprises to satisfy a legal, or other mandatory requirement ($75.00 Fee)

Water Access Properties

In accordance Bylaw 2010-545 which regulates Fire Department activities and services, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the requirements of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, fire and emergency services are not available to properties whose only access is across water.

Private Roads or Municipally owned Unmaintained Right of Ways

Road maintenance, including winter snow removal and brush removal along private roads or municipal unmaintained roads is the responsibility of persons who use the private road for access to their property. Stone Mills assumes no responsibility for not being able to access lands by emergency apparatus due to road conditions.

Civic Address (911) Number

It is the responsibility of each land owner where their lands have been identified by a civic address to ensure the deification number is upright and clearly visible and un-obstructed by snow banks.

Please contact the Fire Department at the Township office if you have any questions respecting this department.

Asbestos Poisoning

Firefighters are one of many occupational groups that are at risk of asbestos exposure. Most come in contact with asbestos during the time that they spend in or around a burning building that was constructed with asbestos.

For additional information respecting asbestos poisoing please contact:

Fuels and Barbeque Season

The Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA) have published information relating to good safety practices while enjoying the summer season including: safety issues around the home, during recreational activities and suggestions for the safe operation of fuels and cooking and heating devices.  Visit the TSSA Website for additional information and suggestions.  



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