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The Fire Department ensures the prevention and protection of civilian lives and assets.

The fire hall is located to the Town Hall at 567 Village Road.
The team of 25 part-time firefighters is ready to jump into action as rapidly as possible, night and day.

The department has four vehicles to intervene:

Do not hesitate to contact us for any question regarding fire prevention. We will be happy to reply in a timely manner.

The Department


Prevention

Outdoor fires

Outdoor fires are allowed providing certain rule are respected. First, one has to get a free fire permit, print and fill the form before going to the Town Hall for validation or fill one out at the front desk. One must have a garden hose which can reach the fire pit, and monitor the fire and control the flames at all times.
Even a small fire can quickly become out of control and be devastating.


Chimney sweeping

Before lighting you first fire this fall, have your chimney swept. If you use the wood stove or fireplace often, it should be cleaned at least twice a year and the chimney verified at the same time. Passing the brush is not sufficient; the deposits left by the brush also need to be cleaned out. Make sure you are using dry wood, since it leaves less creosote deposits on the chimney walls. Hire professionals, they have the required experience.


Smoke detectors

Make sure that your residence is equipped with a smoke detector correctly installed and in working order. « It can save lives ».


Evacuation plan

In case of fire, a sense of panic often will cloud one’s judgment, and that is when unfortunate incidents can happen. There are means to avoid this. A smoke detector is part of the solution, but is not sufficient. Planning how to get out of the building is key. In order to do so, one can plan with the other family members an evacuation plan.

This plan can save lives. How many times have we heard in the medias that someone has gone back in the building to get someone inside? This could be avoided by good planning using an evacuation plan. This plan also needs to be practiced from time to time if you have one.


Civic numbers

A badly located civic number, which is not visible from the street or simply missing, greatly affects the emergency services response time. Weather at night or during the day, your civic number must be visible at all times. Know that there is a municipal by-law to that effect and that a fine can be given to those who do not respect it.


Intermunicipal agreements

Morin-Heights has a reciprocity agreement the municipalities of Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Adèle, Saint- Adolphe d’Howard & Wentworth-Nord to increase the firefighting force and to multiply the advantage in terms of equipment available when required (tanker).

First Responders (911)

The First Responders Service is provided by a group of firefighters from the Morin-Heights’s Fire Department and a few other individuals to complete the team.

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Emergency measures

An emergency situation is defined as: "a situation caused by forces of nature, an accident, an intentional gesture or any other type of events, which constitutes a grave danger to life or property".

Here as some examples of situations, which can require emergency measures:

Even by taking the best precautions, one cannot foresee all emergencies. However, one can prepare for such eventualities. It is why the Municipality of Morin-Heights has its own Public Safety plan which describes the implementation of measures in order to assist its population in case of disaster or emergency.
This emergency plan describes the step and measures to be put in place in various situations, such as:

The municipal authorities declare an emergency when they deem it necessary. In case the state of emergency is declared, the Municipality is ready to assign intervention tasks to all the municipal employees and to request collaboration from rescue organisations and volunteers from community organisations.

Despite the presence of this army of volunteers, you can play an essential role as a person in protecting your life and the life of your loved ones. The best way to protect yourself is to know what to do. In this section of the web site, you will find practical advice to help you prepare for emergencies. You can also visit the government’s web site section on What to Do Before, During and After a Disaster?
To learn more on the organisation for Public Safety in Quebec, consult the ministère de la Sécurité civile’s web site


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Police Protection

Sûreté du Québec is responsible for public safety in Morin-Heights. They are dispatched from the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut’s station, which has also jurisdiction over St-Sauveur, Estérel, Ste-Marguerite as well as the municipalities of St-Adolphe d’Howard, Wentworth-Nord, and Lac-des-Seize-Isles.

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Animal control

All dog caretakers or dog owners must purchase a dog license annually.

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Neighbourhood Watch

Theme: Break-ins

Target clientele: Neighbourhood residents

Key partners:

Objectives:

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Sûreté du Québec

Public Safety - Sûreté du Québec

The Sûreté du Québec, national police, operates throughout the entire province, to maintain peace and public order, preservation of life, security, protection of property and human rights. The SQ also supports its own community, coordinates major police operations.

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