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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Issues Fire Ban 2023`

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 09:04 AM

Effective immediately, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor open air burning within the City of Thunder Bay.

The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry if Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents are reminded that all outdoor burning permits are suspended when a fire ban is in effect.

Any outdoor burning during a fire ban may result in fines and other penalties.  The fire ban will be lifted when weather...

Thunder Bay Joins Province in Emergency Preparedness Week 2023

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 11:00 AM

This year, Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week takes place May 7- 13, with the theme of “Being Safe, Practiced and Prepared”.

“Nothing is more important than being safe, prepared and practiced,” said Dennis Brescacin, Community Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Thunder Bay. “Everyone can play a vital role in EP Week.”

Some of the ways to get involved include:

  • Learn about Ontario's Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan by visiting: www.ontario...

Mayor Terminates City’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 08:08 AM

Mayor Ken Boshcoff has issued an official declaration terminating the municipal emergency that began on April 23, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The decision to declare the emergency terminated, in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, was made in consultation with City Manager Norm Gale, members of the City’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janet De Mille.


Command Team Protecting Most Vulnerable in Community

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 08:00 AM

To find ways to safely serve the vulnerable population with the help that they need during the pandemic, the Isolation Shelter Command Team was established in April 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among individuals experiencing homelessness and precarious housing, and to mitigate risks associated with outbreaks in emergency shelters and within the community.

Meeting three times weekly, the Command Team is a subsection of the Vulnerable Populations COVID-19 Planning Table that was established...

MECG Discusses Efforts on Maintaining Emergency & Essential Services

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 12:30 PM

The City’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met today with community partners as part of its ongoing management of the COVID-19 situation. The group continues to meet weekly to provide a coordinated approach to the community’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

The group discussed making sure that emergency and essential city services are protected and continue to be delivered in the coming days and weeks, even as COVID-19-related staffing shortages will have an impact to some services and programs.