Fire Rescue and Safety

The Highlands East Fire Department is committed to keeping residents safe and secure by promoting emergency preparedness and fire safety such as making sure that people have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. For the latest news, safety information and notices please subscribe to our Fire Rescue and Safety Alerts and Notices.

Volunteer

If you would like to join the department please visit our recruitment page.

Outdoor burning

Total fire ban lifted, burning restrictions still in effect 

The MNRF has lifted the Ontario-wide fire ban. The usual burn seasons restrictions remain in place. Learn more.

Before making a fire outside, familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations. Depending on the time of year, you may need a permit or may not be allowed to burn at all.