The Township of Hamilton Fire Department has three fire halls located in Baltimore, Bewdley and Harwood, to provide an effective fire service within the Township. The Township is very fortunate to have 60 volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time and efforts to ensure that the community receives the best service possible. It is their commitment to the community that clearly stands out.
The majority of their calls result from requests for emergency medical assistance. They are normally the first to arrive and provide assistance. They are also called for emergencies relating to vehicle accidents, structure fires, grass or rubbish fires, water rescues, downed hydro lines and other alarms.
In addition to all of the above, they also focus on fire prevention and public awareness through contact with schools, community events, direct contact and other programs.
In a Limited Service Residential Zone, there is no commitment or requirement by the municipality to assume responsibility for ownership or maintenance of any private road. Due to road condition of privately maintained roads, there is no commitment or requirement by the municipality to ensure that emergency vehicles are able to access privately owned roads. The intent of the Limited Service Residential Zone is to recognize residential development on private roads.
9-1-1 Emergency Service is in place within Hamilton Township. It may be used for emergency Fire, Police and Ambulance calls. Please provide the dispatch service with your civic address and Township. You must use both the number and street/road name and Township (i.e. 2000 Smith Road, Hamilton Township). The number is not valid without the street name. It is also helpful to continue to provide the lot, concession and Township with directions to your property. Please note that when reporting a Police Emergency via cell phone dial *677. For complaints about driving, speeding, suspicious persons, etc., please call 905-372-5421, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 1-888-310-1122 (1-888-310-1133 for TTY only)
9-1-1 Replacement Signs
Replacement signs are available at the municipal office and should be ordered in advance.
ALL 911 ADDRESSING SIGNS SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED OF A REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
A burning permit is required for all "open fires" as defined in By-law 2014-19. An application must be completed at the Municipal Office.
Approval from the applicable Fire Chief is required prior to all burning. By-Law 2014-19 outlines open air burning and precautions to be observed by those persons setting out such fires. A Fire Chief or designate may extinguish an approved fire if it results in a health or safety hazard.
The Township will fine owners who start fires if they have not received prior approval from the applicable Fire Chief or designate.
False Alarms and Grass Fires
Costs for false alarms and grass fires may be charged back to the property owner.
TANKER SHUTTLE ACCREDITATION - Hamilton Township has achieved Tanker Shuttle Accreditation at the Harwood, Baltimore and Bewdley Fire Stations.
Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief - Kelly Serson firstname.lastname@example.org
BALTIMORE STATION 2
2598 Van Luven Road
Assistant Chief Ken Clapperton - email@example.com
District Chief Bill Cane
Fire Prevention Officer Gary Ferguson
Training Officer Sam Fleming
Captain Steve Mitchell
Captain Trevor Clapperton
BEWDLEY STATION 1
5125 Main Street, P.O. Box 510
Assistant Chief - firstname.lastname@example.org
District Chief Michael Robinson
Fire Prevention Officer Shelley Leger
Captain Jamie Scholtes
Captain Mark Hawley
HARWOOD STATION 3
5424 Front Street
Assistant Chief Peter Staples : email@example.com
District Chief Carmen Tinney
Fire Prevention Officer Orley Kellar
Training Officer Jason George
Captain Charlie McFarland
Captain Scott Minifie
NOTE: Messages for the Fire Departments can be left at the Municipal Office.