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Orillia Fire Department
68 West Street South, Orillia, ON L3V 5G4

Phone: 705-325-5201
Fax: 705-325-5039

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Orillia Fire Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Orillia Fire Department to preserve life and property, and to promote public safety. The Department strives in it's efforts to respond rapidly to all emergencies, to provide appropriate intervention and to provide continuing community fire safety education.  The Department continually challenges itself to improve on the already high quality of services it provides to the residents and visitors of our beautiful "Sunshine City."

Orillia Fire Department

The Orillia Fire Department has two fire stations and provides coverage for 31,420 people over a 26.5 square kilometre area.  Orillia Fire has a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Executive Assistant, Fire Prevention Officer, two Fire Inspection Officers, four Captains and thirty-six Fire Fighters on four crews, supported by twenty Volunteer Fire Fighters, and four full-time and three part-time Communicators.

Backyard Fires

Open air burning or backyard fires are permitted in the City of Orillia but there are rules that must be followed.

The Open Air Burning By-law for the City of Orillia has been amended effective January 1, 2016. The new Open Air Burning By-law outlines where, when, how and if you can have a recreational fire on your property.

 Fire danger scale showing moderate

Burning materials other than clean dry firewood can create a lot of smoke.  The smoke from many materials such as plastics and pressure treated wood contain known cancer causing particles.

An open air fire in your backyard that is not in conformance with the by-law could result in a fine of $350.00 plus the victim surcharge fee.


Fireworks of any kind are explosives.  There are two basic types of fireworks, consumer or family fireworks and display fireworks.

Display fireworks can only be purchased, handled and used by certified and qualified professionals.

Consumer/family fireworks may be purchased by anyone over the age of 18.  Stores that carry them for sale must meet federal regulations for both storage and sale.

Consumer/family fireworks in the City of Orillia are banned due to the City of Orillia Noise By-law. That means it is illegal to use these fireworks in the City of Orillia.  Examples of consumer/family fireworks are:

  • Showers
  • Fountains
  • Golden Rain
  • Roman Candles
  • Volcanoes


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