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Burlington. Fire Department

Site: Burlington Fire Headquarters

Service: Public Fire Inspections & Fire Safety Education Programs

Record #: BTN0869
Last Full Update: 09 Aug 2022

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Public Comments

The provincial smoke alarm law requires owners, and landlords of rental properties, to install and maintain smoke alarms on all levels of the home

  • Smoke Alarm Assistance program will assist with installation/checks of alarms for those unable to do so (see below)

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-637-8207
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609
After Hours Phone Dispatch 905-637-8253
Fax 905-333-1570
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
YouTube YouTube:
Primary Contact Patricia Bednarski, Public Education Officer; Email:
Alternate Contact Colin Lahey, Chief Fire Prevention Officer; Email:

Agency Information

Funding City / Town

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Burlington Fire Department has a number of public programs to promote fire safety:  
Fire Inspection  
City of Burlington is divided into seven inspection areas, one per fire station 
* a Fire Inspector works from an office located in most urban fire stations  
* primary role of the Inspector is to enforce the minimum life safety standards of the Ontario Fire Code within all buildings in their jurisdiction  
* other duties include responding to fire safety complaints from the public, special event inspections, inspections for special licensing (e.g., daycare centres, liquor licensing)  
* also deliver public education presentations 
Alarm Assistance Program  
* offered to Burlington homeowners over the age of 65 or residents with a disability that prevents them from maintaining their home's smoke and carbon monoxide alarms  
* for people with no support network or agencies available to assist 
* call 905-637-8207 ext 6236 
Apartment Fire Safety Community Outreach Program 
* geared to residents living in Burlington's apartment/condo buildings 
* educates residents about how to prevent the most common causes of building fires (unattended cooking and careless smoking) and create awareness of the importance of personal escape planning 
TAPP-C Program 
* created by the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario and the Centre for Addition and Mental Health with a goal of reducing the risk of fire-setting among children and youth in the community  
* targets children/youth at risk of setting fires and makes education and counseling resources available  
* delivered locally through partnerships with the Halton District School Board, Halton Regional Police Service, Children's Aid Society, The Reach Out Centre for Kids and other regional fire departments 
Public Safety Education Presentations  
Firefighters and/or Fire Prevention staff are available to deliver fire safety talks to enhance curriculum-based learning objectives 
Burlington Fire Station Tours  
Available upon request * call any Burlington fire station to schedule a visit
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for information
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Fire Headquarters
1255 Fairview St
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y3
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Intersection Maple Ave and Fairview St
Physical Access Partially Accessible

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