Fire safety inspections are initiated through public complaints, owner’s request or firefighter-identified violations.
Inspections, under authority of the Ontario Fire Code, ensure that life safety components in existing buildings are maintained, as built or retrofitted, to ensure occupant fire safety.
While unable to undertake systematic inspections of all commercial buildings at this time; our efforts focus on responding to complaints, requests, and inspections of high occupancy buildings.
To request assistance or report a suspected contravention of the Fire Code the following information is requested:
Please send the information to the attention of Fire Chief, Temagami Fire Department, Box 188, Temagami ON P0H 2H0; or e-mail to email@example.com
If you’ve had a fire we want to hear from you!
Determining fire cause helps identify trends in fire occurrences /causes at both the local and provincial level. Fire prevention programs can be developed to address a concern related to a series of fires having a common cause – these programs can be developed at both the local and provincial level.
It’s the law – a working smoke alarm on every level of the home.
For more information, please see Municipal Bylaw 07-693
The Ontario Building Code Act requires that building permits be applied for, issued and inspections carried out for installation of woodstove, fireplaces and chimneys. Please contact the building department for a building permit application and further information.
Existing Installations Our fire departments occasionally receive requests to inspect woodstoves and chimney installations, often a result of an insurance company request. Although able to recognize most common woodstove installation deficiencies, our volunteers are not trained to recognized industry standards for conducting wood stove inspections, and despite our best intentions for fire safety, even a verbal inspection report carries the risk of a liability claim against the fire department. Current policy is that our fire services will not conduct wood stove or chimney inspections services.
Inspection Service Municipal fire services recommend using WETT certified inspectors for all woodstove and chimney inspections.
Visit the WETT website to find qualified inspectors that service the area. When shopping for an inspector, check adjacent areas to obtain a more comprehensive list of WETT qualified inspectors that may conduct inspections in the Temagami area. Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.) is a non-profit training and education association that promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada. Through its administrative designate, WETT Inc. functions as the national registrar of the WETT program, and maintains a list of WETT certified inspectors, technicians and chimney sweeps.