Fire Prevention

The goal of the Quinte West Fire Prevention Office is to protect people, facilities, and the community from the adverse effects of fire. This is achieved through fire prevention, public education, fire cause determination, and Fire Code enforcement.


  • See our Fire Services Protectives Fees (scherdule H) to By-Law 13-43
  • Conduct all types of fire safety inspections
  • Enforce the Ontario Fire Code and other applicable regulations
  • Conduct public education programs and fire safety lectures
  • Provide TAPP-Ceducation to juveniles
  • Conduct plans review services (i.e. Ontario Building Code)
  • Educate the public on fire safety
  • Enforce Provincial smoke alarm initiative
  • Fire investigations
  • Provide Public Service Announcements for specific hazards and concerns

 2010 Fatality and Serious Injury in the Province of Ontario video





Meet the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Fire Prevention Office is now located to 7 Creswell Drive (City Hall) and 165 Front Street (station # 1). Point of contact have not changed.

Hoarding Coalition (contact Sandie Sidsworth or Terry Snider) Canadian Mental Health Association,(NEW LOCATION) Hastings and Prince Edward Branch                                                   


  • The use of portable heaters is a practice that is not encouraged by the Quinte West Fire Department due to well documented fire safety hazards in the Province of Ontario. If the heaters are an absolute necessity owners should adopt a policy to ensure they do not create a fire hazard. The policy should be posted in the building and must address the following:

1.      Have built in tip-over and overheat protection.

2.      Be labeled with a Canadian safety certification.

3.      Located at least 3 feet away from furniture, window treatments, bedding, clothing, rugs, and other combustibles.

4.      Plugged directly into an outlet.  Do not use extension cords.

5.      Inspected and cleaned heaters regularly.

6.      Be shut off and unplugged when left unattended.

7.      Located away from water and out of damp locations.

8.      Maintained in original manufactured condition (i.e. protective screens in place / damaged units replaced).

9.      Be electrically powered.  Fuel fired appliances are not permitted.


  •  The Coats for Kids collection was a succes. A total of $60 000 was spent and close to 620 families will be warm new coats this winter ans 700 of used items. Thank you all for your generous donation
  • COATS FOR KIDS: New location 421 Sidney Street (old Crane building) DROP OFF LOCATION (165 Front Street) 7 days a week.

Rules. Person requiring a coat or snow suit have to be present.

Want to make a donation contact The Quinte West Fire Department 613-392-6557.

2013 Coats for Kids Contributors  



Venmar - Important Notice Safety Upgrade Program!

 Cottage brochure "Peace of Mind for your Piece of Heaven"


  • The Quinte West Fire Department is a Pround supporter of QHC fundraiser


Spyder Motorcycle 

The Quinte West Fire Department attends a variety of events throughout the year and is always looking for new ways to help get our Fire Safety Messages out to the public. The Spyder Loaner Program represents a unique opportunity to achieve this. The Spyder motorcycle was generously donated to the Fire Department by Bay Marine from May 2013 until the October 2013. The Spyder motorcycle special events schedule includes the following: THANK YOU BAY MARINE




Fire Safety Plan

A Fire Safety Plan shall be prepared, approved and implemented in buildings regulated by Division B, Article of the Ontario Fire Code (OFC). 

We are pleased to provide templates you can use to prepare a Fire Safety Plan for your facility. One template is for buildings with no alarm system and the other is for buildings with an alarm system. Instructions for your completing the Fire Safety Plan have also been provided.   


Fire Safety Plan - NO ALARM

Fire Safety Plan - ALARM

Fire Safety Plan - NO ALARM (Assemby)

Fire Safety Plan - ALARM (Assembly)

Instruction for completing the Fire Safety Plan  

The Quinte West Fire Prevention Office is currently contacting  various  occupancies to update their Fire Safety Plans (FSP). Please contact the Quinte West Fire Department for further assistance at 613-392-6557 should you require any additonal information



Fire Extinguishers


Remember "P-A-S-S" when fighting a fire!
(Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep)



  • PULL out the locking pin, breaking the seal. Some extinguishers may use a different release device. Please refer to your operator's manual.
  • AIM the nozzle horn (or hose) at the base of the fire about 3 metres (10 feet) from the fire.
  • SQUEEZE the trigger handle all the way, releasing the extinguishing agent.
  • SWEEP the material discharged by the extinguisher from side to side, moving front to back, across the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Keep your eyes on fire area. Repeat the process if the fire starts up again. Never turn your back on a fire even if you think it is out.

Most extinguishers will operate according to the PASS method. Some extinguishers may not. Read your operator's manual for specific directions. Remember to recharge the extinguisher immediately after use.


Home Safety Checklist

We recommend that you use this handy Home Fire Safety Checklist to inspect your home for fire hazards and help you to reduce the risk of fire in your home.

Residential Wood Heating and Wood Stove Safety


Fire Safety Links and Programs

Smoke Alarms

Everything you ever wanted to know about smoke alarms!


Fire Safety Maintenance and Emergency Planning Regulations


Fire Safety for Children

Teen Fire Safety

The site is a cooperative project to educate teenagers about fire safety.


National Fire Prevention

The national voice of fire prevention and education in Canada.







The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) is a program that brings together fire service professionals and counseling professionals to help families deal effectively with children and teens involved in fire play. The TAPP-C is freee of charge and is available to children from 2-17 years of age (Service is also offer in French in Quinte West only)

Smoke Free

smoke free ontario



Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

fire code


The Fire Protection and Prevention Act enables municipalities to provide all Ontarians with the best possible level of protection from fire, in the most efficient manner. The Ontario Fire Code is a regulation under the FPPA

Ontario Building Code

Ontario Building Code

This site provides resources from the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, which administers the Ontario Building Code.



Ontario Fire Marshal

Office of the Fire Marshal

The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is a branch of the Community Safety division of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


Safety Issues, Product Recalls, and Warnings

Technical Standards Safety Authority (TSSA)

Refreshment Vehicle (Chip Wagon)


TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded "delegated administrative authority that administers and enforces public safety laws in various sectors under Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Act. These sectors include amusement devices, boiler and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, ski lifts, upholstered and stuffed articles, and mechanic and technician certification.


Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority is responsible for enforcing a level of public electrical safety across Ontario that will keep the residents safe where they live, work and play.


Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories Association

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. We've tested products for public safety for more than 80 years and are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, under the National Standards System.



National Fire Protection Association 


The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.



Wood Energy Technology Transfer

Do you require a basic visual inspection such as for insurance or pre-purchase of a home equipped with a wood burning appliance or fireplace?  If this description fits your needs, any WETT certified member is trained to perform a basic visual inspection.


Older and Wiser Program

Statistics show that adults over age 65 are at the highest risk of being killed or injured in a fire. To address this serious problem, the Council developed Older & Wiser, a fire safety program specifically for older adults. The program is designed to be delivered by municipal fire departments with the assistance of community groups, home support workers, the media, and friends and families of older adults.


Fireworks Safety


Consumer fireworks are low-hazard fireworks articles designed for recreational use by the public. These articles include items such as roman candles, sparklers, fountains, wheels, volcanos, mines, and snakes. The attached link contains Fire Safety information for using these products.


Contact Us

Quinte West Fire Prevention Office
City Hall
7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

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Tel: 613) 392-2841
Fax: (613) 965-6133


Greg King
Senior Fire Prevention Officer, x 7479

Robert Comeau
Fire Prevention Officer, x 7481

Tim Hennessey             Fire Prevention Officer, x 7465

Fire Safety House & Sparky
Paul Lafferty 613-392-4465

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Survey FSH

BULLEX Sytstem - Fire Extinguisher units


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