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Fire & Emergency Services

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Bayham Fire & Emergency Services (BFES) department is to provide a range of programs to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the Municipality of Bayham from the adverse effects of fires or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature.

Department Overview

The BFES operates from two fire stations: Straffordville and Port Burwell. The department is led by a Fire Chief. Each station has a District Chief that oversees four Captains and a dedicated crew of volunteer firefighters.

The BFES conducts training and public education/open houses throughout the year and during Fire Prevention Week (annually in October) to raise public awareness of fire prevention measures and emergency preparedness.

Fire Safety Inspections

As a part of BFES's mission, the BFES will conduct Fire Safety Inspections a result of a complaint, request by resident, or as part of follow-up investigation after an emergency incident.

A fire safety inspection may be requested by contacting the Fire Chief.  An inspection fee is charged for an inspection requested by residents, including but not limited to inspections to facilitate insurance coverage or property sale.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Bayham is always looking for volunteer firefighters to join the team!

Firefighters train twice monthly for a total of four hours per month. The Department's training committee develops a strategic training plan for each calendar year focusing on the components of the Ontario Fire College firefighter curriculum.  Automated External Defibrillation, First Aid and other specialty programs (e.g. driver training).

Firefighters are also provided opportunity to attend the Ontario Fire College to further their interests in Fire Prevention, Public Education, Company Officer and other specialized (e.g. water/ice rescue) programs.

Additional training opportunities are also provided by local regional fire schools and training sessions hosted by neighbouring municipalities and the Ontario Fire College.

Check out the following documents for more information: 

Volunteer Firefighter Application Form

Volunteer Firefighter Information Guide

Volunteer Firefighter Job Description

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