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The Hemmingford Fire Department is a municipal service provided by volunteer and volunteer firefighters. This service is administered by Mrs. Nancy Lussier and the chief of the service is Mr. Neil Lamb.

 

Neil Lamb

Fire chief

(450) 247-2477

fire.serviceincendie@hemmingford.ca

 

Nancy Lussier

Administration

(450) 247-2477

fire.serviceincendie@hemmingford.ca

 

Address

576 Route 202 Est

Hemmingford, Quebec

J0L 1H0

Fire prevention involves several aspects including regulation, inspection visits, and public education. All these programs are directly linked to the MRC-wide Fire Safety Cover Plan.

The MRC des Jardins-de-Napierville is responsible for fire prevention for the territory of the Township of Hemmingford.

10 Fire Prevention Tips

Smoke alarm

  • Install one smoke alarm per floor, including the basement.
  • Make sure your smoke alarm is properly positioned to avoid unnecessary alarms.
  • Change it according to the replacement date indicated by the manufacturer, located on the side. If no date appears on the smoke alarm, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Check your smoke alarms and change the batteries twice a year (at every time change).

Evacuation plan

  • Identify two possible exits.
  • Draw your escape plan.
  • Identify an outdoor meeting point and notify all occupants of the residence.
  • Repeat the steps to be taken during a fire evacuation with all occupants.
  • If you have young children, assign one adult per child to pick him or her up and proceed to the meeting point.

How to evacuate your home

  • Close every door behind you as you leave to prevent the flames and smoke from spreading to other rooms or homes.
  • If there is smoke, get down on all fours.
  • Call 9-1-1 once you are outside your home.

Smokers’ items

  • Do not throw cigarette butts in flower pots or mulch.
  • Place them in a metal container.

Sources of Heat

  • Keep curtains and furniture at least 10cm away from radiators or electric baseboards, or any other heat source.

Electricity

  • Have a professional electrician do the electrical installation in your home.
  • Use electrical appliances that are approved in Canada and bear the CSA and ULC symbols.

Carbon monoxide

  • One carbon monoxide detector per residence is mandatory, it must be installed near the rooms.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s standards for the installation of your carbon monoxide detector.

Prevent cooking fires

  • When cooking, never leave your food unattended.
  • Never heat oil in a pot for frying, regardless of the type of pot; use a thermostatic fryer.
  • Never extinguish a cooking fire with water; instead, smother the fire with a lid.

Chimney sweeping

  • Have your chimney inspected and swept by an expert once a year before heating season. This is also recommended for pellet stove pipes.

Hot Ashes

  • Let the hot ashes cool outside in a metal container with a metal lid for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Place the container on a non-combustible surface.
  • Wait at least seven days before transferring the ashes to the garbage bin.
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