Emergency Services

Emergency Services


Night Burning Only 7PM to 7AM

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.

During a TOTAL FIRE BAN there is absolutely No Open Air Burning, you may not:

  • Set, maintain or cause to be set or maintained any open air fire Including but not limited to the following:
  • Camp Fires
  •  Fires For Cooking or Warmth
  • Wood, Pellet or Charcoal BBQ/Smoker
  • Outdoor Gas Fire Places/Fire Pits
  • Discharge of Fireworks

Approved propane cooking appliances (BBQ Camp Stoves etc.) 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.
  • The appliance is in good condition
  • The appliance is use in accordance to the manufactures manual

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

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. ALL FIRES MUST BE REPORTED

If you see a Fire Call 9-1-1 for the appropriate authorities to be notified.

  • Burning Guidelines

    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 21-2023
    • 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!

  • Fireworks Guidelines

    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.


  • Emergency Contacts

    Police Services Bancroft O.P.P FOR AN EMERGENCY: 9-1-1

    General Inquiries/

    Local Detachment: 613-332-2112

    Ambulance Service Hastings Quinte EMS FOR AN EMERGENCY: 9-1-1
    General Inquiries/
    Local Detachment: 613-332-6601
    Hospital Quinte Health Care North Hastings FOR AN EMERGENCY: 9-1-1

    General Inquiries/

    Local Detachment: 613-332-2825

    Power Outages Hydro One Emergencies &Power Outages:    1-800-434-1235
    General Inquiries: 1-888-664-9376
    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

    For Non-Emergency Contact The CFSO 613 332-1760

  • Ontario 211 Community & Social Services

    Looking for another local community & social service? Try dialing 211

    What is 211?

    • 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges.
    • 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.
    • 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

    211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

    Ways to look for assistance online:



    or by emailing 211info@communityconnection.ca

    When you don’t know where to turn, turn to 211.

Allen Musclow
Community Fire Safety Officer/ Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Address: 3987 Boulter Rd, Boulter, ON K0L 1G0

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Office Telephone Number: 613-332-1760
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