Chatham-Kent Fire (And Emergency Services) Department Overview
Fire Services are mandated under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and are delivered through a composite structure (fulltime & volunteer personnel) and are comprised of four (4) branches: Fire Prevention, Public Education, Training and Suppression.
Through partnerships and direct delivery CKFES provides: community risk assessment, risk-based multi-demographic public safety education programming, vulnerable occupancy consultation, risk-based and customer focused Ontario Fire Code inspection services, fire safety plan approvals, home safety visits, fire investigation services, pre-fire planning of high risk occupancies, and emergency response, specialized rescue and public assistance services. Fire Services has endeavored to ensure that high-risk occupancies (places where persons sleep) are compliant with the Ontario Fire Code (OFC). It will also refer Ontario Building Code non-compliant issues to the Chatham-Kent Building Division.
Amalgamated in 1998, the Chatham-Kent Fire Department brought together firefighters from twenty-three communities, working together to provide a seamless delivery of high quality service to the public. Each station (19) is involved in supporting their community, and the firefighters from each station make contributions of time and effort at emergencies, local events, and Public Education venues throughout the year.
Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management advises that, on September 11, 2014, a joint notice by Kidde, Health Canada and the Unites States Consumer Product Safety Commission was issued.
To view the Comminique issued by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, click on the document located under the Downloads section of this page. Information from Health Canada's website can also be obtained by clicking on the following link.