The Municipality has Fire Protection Agreements with the Village of Lipton and the Village of Dysart. The residents of the Municipality are required to call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre prior to burning. The Communications Centre informs the appropriate Fire Department of the location of the controlled burn, and should a person, motorist, neighbor see the fire or smoke and call 911 relating to the issue, the local Fire Departments will be aware that it is a controlled burn and not respond. Should the controlled burn not be reported to the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre and the Fire Department respond, the property owner will be invoiced for the call out and it takes the Fire Department out of commission for another emergency should one arise.
So, to make life easier, please call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre when you are carrying out a controlled burn.