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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Lifts Fire Ban

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 01:45 PM

At midnight tonight, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will lift the City wide fire ban previously in place. 

At that time, all valid outdoor burning permits will be reinstated. The fire ban being lifted is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests lifting the Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents are reminded that fire stations are closed to the public due to the Covid-19 emergency, so permits can only be renewed and applied for online. New permit applications require...

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue COVID-19 Update

Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:15 PM

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.

First and foremost emergency response has not changed.  All of our Fire Stations are staffed and able to respond to any emergencies that the community might face. Our Fire Fighters will be instituting enhanced personal protective equipment protocols and procedures such as:

  • Maintaining six feet of distance for...

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Issues Fire Ban

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020 12:45 PM

Effective at midnight tonight, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay.  The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry of 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 will result in prosecution and substantial fine. We appreciate the community’s...

City Receives Arbitration Award for Thunder Bay Firefighters

Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 09:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay has received an Interest Arbitration Award for the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association.

This award is determined by a provincially-appointed arbitrator, and is mandatory. It is a five year term collective agreement for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022 with general wage increases of:

  • 1.91% (January 1, 2018),
  • 1.91% (January 1, 2019),
  • 2.01% (January 1, 2020),
  • 0.97% (January 1, 2021), 0.95% (July 1, 2021), and
  • 0.86% (January 1, 2022) and 0.85% (July 1...

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Public Asked to Help Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 04:30 AM

With the recent accumulation of snow, Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue would like to ask residents for their assistance in expediting the process of keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.


Please do not cover or block fire hydrants when removing snow from your driveway and where possible clear access.


“Clearing snow around fire hydrants keeps them visible and accessible and will save valuable time in the case of an emergency,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Paxton.


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