Fire safety

Régie intermunicipale de prévention et de protection incendie Memphrémagog Est

In January 2018, the Régie intermunicipale de prévention et de protection incendie Memphrémagog Est was created. It currently serves 10 municipalities on the territory’s of the MRC de Magog and Coaticook:

Hatley, Hatley Township, North Hatley, St. Catherine de Hatley, Ayer’s Cliff, Stanstead, Stanstead Township, Stanstead East, Ogden, Barnston West

The Régie is also:

▪ 4 Stations (North Hatley, Stanstead Township, Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead)

▪ 1 full time director

▪ 4 battalion chiefs in part-time operations

▪ 100 firefighters and officers on call

To join us: Phone: 819-838-5877 ext. 204

Email: info@regieincendieest.com

Director: Éric Richard

 

 

The Fire Department of Stanstead Township has 20 firefighters, including a Fire Chief and a deputy.

We have two fire stations on the territory, one at 840 Sheldon Road and another at 312 Channel Road (Highway 247). We have dry hydrants located near 2780 Fitch Bay Road and another at the Georgeville Community Center at 4680 Georgeville Road. Note that in Stanstead Township, hydrants are used only for cleaning the drinking water system and not for the fire department.

The municipal council passed the following by-law concerning fire prevention.

Prevention visits

With the entry into force of the risk coverage scheme, the Ministry of Public Security requires municipalities to periodically visit all properties (residential, commercial, agricultural, public and industrial) in order to identify risks and ensure safety in fire prevention. The purpose of this action is to prepare our municipality to react in case of an incident and to reduce the potential dangers and risks of fires in our municipality.

We hereby confirm that our municipality has mandated firefighters of Stanstead Township to conduct fire prevention and fire inspections in our territory for Class 1 and 2 Fire Prevention and Prevention. Magog Fire Department will visit properties 3 and 4, those at higher risk. Preventionists will wear their uniform and will be clearly identified when visiting properties. All information and photos taken during prevention visits are confidential.

Preventionists will pay particular attention to:

  • Smoke alarms (minimum of one (1) per floor)
  • The presence of carbon monoxide alarms when using combustion appliance
  • Compliance of your heating installations including chimneys
  • Civic numbers

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information on fire prevention and fire safety.

List of properties per road to be visited:

Bissell
Black Ledge
Français
Bedwell
Goudreau
Bell
Baie des Hurons
Belle-vie
Narrows
Marlington
Fluet
Ridgewood
Arrow Head
Cameron
Merrill
Landreville
Bégin
Kohl

Jones
Sims
Elliot
Auld
Camber
Colby
Dane
Gordon
Éléphant
Molson
Fullerton
Mac Arthur
Baie Quinn
Hauser
Howick
Magoon Point
Pointe Belmère
Leslie
Mac Pherson
Lindsay
Ruisseau Taylor
Atkin
Partington
Jacob
Murray

Georgeville
Cedar Lodge
Glen Harbour
Birch Bay
Cook
Cedar Cliff
Carré Copp
McGowan
De L’Est
McTavish
Highland
Cyr
Channel
Sheldon
Noel
Florence
Thayer
Remick
Rider

Outdoor fires

Outdoor fire

A permit is not required for this purpose if you respect the following:

  • closed mesh (1 cm mesh) or round stone.
  • the fire must have a maximum diameter of 1 m (3’) and 2 m (6’) high
  • must have a minimum clearance of 3 m (9’) from a side or rear property line and have a minimum clearance of   6 m (19’) from any building and comply with the following conditions:
  • maintain fire control at all times;
  • have a responsible person at the fire site at all times;
  • have on site equipment necessary to prevent the spread of fire;
  • use only natural materials such as branches, unpainted and untreated wood, etc.;
  • do not turn on or off any fire if the wind speed exceeds 20 km / h or if the fire protection index issued by the Society for the Protection of Forests against fire is at a high or very high level;
  • ensure that the fire is extinguished before leaving the premises;
  • ensure that smoke and ash do not spill over to the property of others;
Brush fire/cleaning and clearing

Required a permit and also here it what you have to respect:

  • the fire must not exceed 3 m (9’) in diameter and 3 m (9’) high
  • the fire must be more than 30 m (98’) from any building, forest or other fuel
  • land more than 4 acres
  • permits issued from January 1st to March 31st
  • period of 15 days
  • maintain fire control at all times;
  • have a responsible person at the fire site at all times;
  • have on site equipment necessary to prevent the spread of fire;
  • use only natural materials such as branches, unpainted and untreated wood, etc.;
  • do not turn on or off any fire if the wind speed exceeds 20 km / h or if the fire
  • protection index issued by the Society for the Protection of Forests against fire is at a high or very high level;
  • ensure that the fire is extinguished before leaving the premises;
  • ensure that smoke and ash do not spill over to the property of others;
Bonfire

Required a permit and here is what you need to respect:

  • the fire must not be 2 m (6’) in diameter and more than 2 m (6’) high
  • must have a safety perimeter of more than 8 m (26’)
  • any outdoor fire lit on a site during a community event that is open to the general public
  • maintain fire control at all times;
  • have a responsible person at the fire site at all times;
  • have on site equipment necessary to prevent the spread of fire;
  • use only natural materials such as branches, unpainted and untreated wood, etc.;
  • do not turn on or off any fire if the wind speed exceeds 20 km / h or if the fire
  • protection index issued by the Society for the Protection of Forests against fire is at a high or very high level;
  • ensure that the fire is extinguished before leaving the premises;
  • ensure that smoke and ash do not spill over to the property of others;

Alarm system

(Extract from By-law 409-2017)

When a fire alarm system is activated and it is impossible to reach the owner or tenant or do not wish to come on the site, the competent authority may interrupt the system’s audible signal and call a qualified person to return to service, including any repairs necessary to ensure occupant protection. The expenses incurred by the qualified person for any repair shall be paid by the owner.

Fence, fence and / or guard

(Extract from By-law 409-2017)

Where there is a fence, guardhouse or other facility restricting access to a building, these facilities shall automatically open or disengage the fire alarm signal, thereby enabling access to the Canton’s Fire Safety Service;

All fire alarm systems required by this section shall be connected to an alarm station which shall forthwith notify the Canton Fire Safety Service;

Any fire alarm with no smoke, heat or flame, or caused by malfunction, improper installation or deliberate human action, is a false alarm and is prohibited.

Private roads

(Extract from By-law 409-2017)

The part of a road or yard corresponding to an access road for the Fire Safety Service shall:

  • have a clear width of at least 6 m, unless it is shown that a lower width is satisfactory;
  • have a radius of curvature of at least 12 m;
  • have a clear height of at least 5 m;
  • have a maximum slope of 1: 12.5 over a minimum distance of 15 m;
  • be designed to withstand loads due to fire-fighting equipment and be coated with concrete, asphalt or other material that allows access under all climatic conditions;
  • have an area to turn around bigger than 90 m in length; and
  • be connected to a public road.

Civic number

(Extract from by-law 409-2017)

Any building for which a civic address is assigned must be identified by the number corresponding to that civic address.

  • The civic address number must be permanently installed at a maximum distance of three (3) meters from the road to the property and not more than one (1) meter from the courtyard entrance, and at a height between one (1) to 1.5 meters from the ground;
  • The civic number corresponding to the civic address must be prominently displayed so that it can easily be seen from the public road or the private road, must be inscribed on both sides of the sign and must be perpendicular to the road.
  • If the same courtyard entrance gives access to more than one main building (ie with separate civic numbers), a second civic number must be installed on each building also, facing the courtyard entrance;
  • If the road has an intersection, a sign must be placed at the intersection indicating the direction in which the addresses are located;
  • If the location of the building or the configuration of the private entrance means that the civic number is not visible or the building is located on a road where the speed limit is more than 50 km / in addition to the requirements prescribed in sections 1.1 to 1.3, the civic number must be affixed to a specially designated support so that it can be seen at all times from each direction of the road.
  • The inscription must be in Arabic numerals, in a horizontal position, of a color contrasting with the background and made of a reflective material, so that the figures are clearly identified and visible from the road, day and night. The figures must have a minimum height of 7.5 cm and a minimum width of 15 mm.

Additional services

This list does not constitute a guarantee of the professional competence of the Municipality.

Civic number

  • Wilson signs (local business) 819-570-8685
  • Any store (Rona, Canac, Canadian Tire)

Chimney sweeper

  • Ramonage de l’Estrie 819-847-1594 / 819-674-7491 Website
  • Le Petit Ramoneur 2008 Inc : 819-823-7307
  • Ramoneur 4 Saisons : 819-868-2131
  • Ramonage Expert D Gingras 819-566-1282

Fire extinguisher

  • Extincteurs Pierreafeux : 819-843-1740
  • Centre D’Entretien D’Extincteurs Inc – Service d’extincteurs Sherbrooke : 819-566-7898
  • MAC Protection Incendie Inc : 819-565-6500

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