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Message from the Fire Chief:

Ramara Fire & Rescue Services consists of three Fire Halls, Station 1 in Brechin, Station 2 in Atherley and Station 3 in Washago. The department is a volunteer organization comprised of up to 70 dedicated men and women. All of whom under the direction of the Fire Chief Dave McCarthy, strive to provide the best possible service to the residents of our municipality, whether the response is regarding a fire, a motor vehicle accident or a health related issue.
The Fire & Rescue Services’ primary function is to attend to fires within our communities; however they are also very involved in emergency rescue on land and water. Our Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Prevention Officer, Tony Stong, provides inspection services with regard to home safety, wood stove installation and vendor licensing.
Our Department also provides the community with a very strong Public Safety Awareness Program whereby some of our volunteers go to schools and rural fairs to demonstrate the "fire house" and advise residents with regard to home safety.

Dave McCarthy
Fire Chief

Spring Yard Waste Cleanup - Open Air Burning Warning

When doing yard waste cleanup this spring, please remember the following points of warning regarding open air burning:
•    fires cannot be lit during burn bans
•    fires cannot be lit during smog alerts
•    weather conditions must be good for clearing smoke
•    fires may not be lit when wind causes unsafe conditions
•    fires must be supervised by an adult at all times
•    fires must be fully extinguished at the completion of a burn event
•    equipment for controlling and extinguishing fires must be available at the burn location
•    clean dry wood is the only material that may be burned
•    painted wood, leaves, grass clippings and other materials may not be burned
•    flying lanterns may not be sold or used within the City

Fire Hall Locations

Station 1 - Ted Conway Firehall - 3290 County Road 47, Brechin ON

Station 2 - 85 Patricia Drive, Orillia ON

Station 3 - 7305 County Road 169, Washago, ON

Please note that Ramara's firefighters are volunteers and therefore, the Firehalls are not staffed.  Please contact the municipal office in Brechin at 705-484-5374 ext. 253, if you have questions and call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.  Sign up for CIS - Community Information System alerts for the most up-to-date off hours advisories.

For after hours burn complaints, please call Orillia Dispatch.

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