Current Fire Rating:

Night Time Burning Only

Fire Services

The Municipality has 2 fire halls. 1 located in Combermere and one in Barry’s Bay. Fires are responded to by volunteer firefighters.

Madawaska Valley North Fire Hall
Address: 17 Billings Street. Barry’s Bay, Ontario

Madawaska Valley South Fire Hall
Address: 1095 Farmer Road, Combermere, Ontario

Emergencies call 911

Burning Permits – Please check the Fire Status prior to any burning.
Fire permits are required from April 1 to October 31.  Burning is permitted during the hours from 1 hour before sunset to 1 hour after sunrise.  Permits are required for any fire that is over a 2-foot radius.  Campfires do not require a burning permit.

Permits can be purchased at McEwen’s in Barry’s Bay, CO County Market in Combermere, and the Municipal Office for $10.00.

If conditions become extreme, the Ministry of Natural Resources or the Township retains the authority to declare a Fire Ban on all fires including those for cooking and warmth.

Emergency Management

The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (2006) requires every Ontario municipality to implement an emergency management program.

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) monitors compliance and supports municipalities in maintaining the required program. Requirements of the program include the designation of a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), the development of an Emergency Response Plan and the formation of a Community Control Group to implement the plan if an emergency is declared.

The Community Control Group is made up of elected officials and staff who work with and receive input from a range of services including police, fire, ambulance and social services. If an emergency is declared, these people meet at the designated Control Centre and follow a prescribed process for managing the emergency situation. Training sessions with mock emergencies are held annually, not only to meet compliance but also to ensure that the Control Group remains familiar with the process.

As a resident, it’s important to be prepared for an emergency. Please visit the Emergency Management Ontario website, to learn how to be prepared at home, at work and in your car. There’s also a link for helping those with disabilities to be safe and prepared.

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Police Services

Policing services in our region are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police, out of the Killaloe detachment.

If you require immediate emergency assistance please call 911.  To reach the local detachment, for non-emergencies, call 1-888-310-1122 or 613-757-2600

Fire & Emergency Services Documents

Contact Us

Corwin Quade
Chief Fire Official / Emergency Management
Address: 85 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0
Email: Corwin Quade