The Township of Carlow/Mayo does not have a Fire Department. The Township does have a Municipal Fire Management Agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to extinguish grass, brush and forest fires.
If you have a fire, please call 9-1-1 for the appropriate authorities to be notified.
|Day Burning Allowed||November 1st to March 31st|
|Night Burning Only
(7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
|April 1st to October 31st|
|TOTAL FIRE BAN||NO OPEN AIR BURNING!|
A total fire ban on all open air fires within the boundaries of the Township are put in place or lifted at the sole discretion of the Community Fire Safety Officer should conditions warrant.
What does a TOTAL FIRE BAN mean? It means absolutely No Open Air Burning, you may not:
- Set, maintain or cause to be set or maintained any open air fire.
- Discharge Fireworks
Approved propane barbecues may still be used during a fire ban if:
- The appliance can be easily turned off.
- The appliance is located on a non-combustible surface.
How do I know when there is a TOTAL FIRE BAN?
Fire Bans are advertised at the following:
- 7 Moose FM Radio Station
- Carlow & Mayo Waste Sites
- Carlow & Mayo Community Centres
- Cunningham’s Country Store
- On our Municipal Website
Fire Meter signs will point to a TOTAL FIRE BAN, which may be found at the following locations:
- 66 Mayo Lake Road; entrance to the Mayo Community Centre
- 3987 Boulter Road; in front of the Municipal Office
- Hwy 517; near the Renfrew County boarder
- New Carlow Road; near the Hastings Highlands border
- Boulter Road; near the Hastings Highlands border
Restricted Fire Zone; if the fire hazard becomes extreme, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry may declare a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ), these announcements will be on your local radio station. When a RFZ is in effect, no open air burning is allowed. This includes camp fires that are not in an approved organized campground.
Municipalities may prohibit all open air burning before the MNRF implements a RFZ.
The Forest Fires Prevention Act, stipulates that a responsible person must tend to the fire until it is extinguished and have adequate tools or water to contain the fire. The fire must be at least two metres from any flammable materials.
Fires for cooking or warmth may be started anytime during the fire season providing:
- The fire is smaller than .6 meters in diameter.
- The fire must comply with all conditions in by-law 23-2021
- The fire must be confined within a fire pit or appliance.
- The fire must be completely extinguished when cooking is complete.
Fires for cooking and warmth are not permitted during a total fire ban.
Please watch what and where you burn!
Council for the Township of Carlow/Mayo has passed a by-law to Regulate the Safe Handling, Storage, Sale, and Discharge of Fireworks.
- Discharge of firecrackers, prohibited fireworks and flying lanterns is strictly prohibited.
- No person shall sell firecrackers, prohibited fireworks or flying lanterns within the township.
- No person shall discharge fireworks between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. between April 1st and October 31st.
- No person shall discharge fireworks in such a manner as to create a danger or fire hazard to any property.
- No person shall discharge firework during a Fire Ban
FOR A FULL LIST OF PROVISIONS PLEASE SEE BY-LAW 15-2022 BELOW
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Local Detachment: 613-332-2112
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Local Detachment: 613-332-2825
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Telephone Services Bell Canada Landline Support: 1-866-310-2355
Mobile Device: 6-1-1
Fire Services The Township of Carlow/Mayo
does not have a Fire Department
FOR AN EMERGENCY: 9-1-1 for the appropriate authorities to be notified
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