City of Brantford Fire Department

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Recreational Fires
Are Not Permitted
Within The City

Reminder, recreational "open air burning" is not permitted within the City of Brantford.

Learn More About The City's Rules on Chimineas & Campfires

Working Smoke Alarms: It’s the Law!

All homes must have working smoke alarms on every level.

Learn more about smoke alarms in the home

Carbon Monoxide:
A Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as the Silent Killer as it is odourless and tasteless. Exposure to small concentrations of CO causes flu like symptoms; in larger concentrations or over longer durations, it is lethal. Protect yourself and your loved ones by ensuring all fuel burning appliances are serviced regularly and by installing a CSA approved carbon monoxide alarm.

Learn More About Carbon Monoxide

As Brantford’s Fire Chief, I am deeply honoured and privileged to represent the 133 dedicated men and women of the Brantford Fire Department, Brantford City Council, and the citizens of the City of Brantford. The Brantford Fire Department has a long and proud history of safeguarding the lives and property of our community.

Our highly skilled and trained members are committed to delivering fire protection services that consistently meet and exceed expectations.

We are dedicated to public and responder safety and are proud to work alongside our valued partners including Brantford Police, Brant County EMS, Brant County Fire, Six Nations Fire and OPP in our shared purpose to enhance public safety and the quality of life for citizens in our community.

We embrace the diversity of our community and make every effort to engage the public we serve to better understand individual needs and circumstances.

I am very proud of the strong relationships we continue to build with our community and the commitment our members display in delivering exceptional fire protection services each and every day.

Awareness and prevention are also among our key priorities. Sadly, fatal incidents related to fire hazards, smoke and carbon monoxide continue to occur. A working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is the easiest and most cost effective measure to protect you and your family.

I strongly urge you to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms today and every month to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. If you need assistance testing your smoke alarms please contact us. We are happy to assist you in any way possible.


Shane Caskanette
Fire Chief