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Emergency Management

The Municipality has 2 fire halls. 1 located in Combermere and one in Barry's Bay. Fires are responded to by volunteer firefighters.

In case of a dangerous situation occurring after hours, call Hilary Kutchkoskie at 613-757-2675 or 613-633-6164 (cell).

The Municipality has over 270 km. of roads. Problems with roads should be reported promptly to the Operations Manager.

Contact Information:
Andrew Peplinski, Chief Fire Official
613-756-2747, ext. 216 for inquiries
Emergencies call 911





  • Ionization and Photoelectric Smoke Alarms (PDF)
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms (PDF)
  • Safe Cooking Practices (PDF)
  • Caregiver's Guide to Fire Safety (PDF)
  • Smoke Alarms:  It's The Law! (PDF)
  • Twelve Days of Holiday Fire Safety 2013 (PDF) (PDF)


Burning Permits
Burning is permitted during the hours from 2 hours before sunset to 2 hours after sunrise.A permit is required for all burning - Fee: $10.00 - Available at the Township office. Fire permits are required from April 1 to October 31.

Burning By-Law 2013-04 (PDF)


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