The Hudson Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for individuals interested in joining the fire department. If you are interested, please email the municipal office through our Contact Us page.
Fire Department meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Fire Hall.
Under the Ontario Fire Code, every home in Ontario is required to have working smoke alarms. Homeowners must ensure that smoke alarms are installed between sleeping and living areas. They are also required to maintain the smoke alarms in working order. In rental accommodations, the obligation to install and maintain smoke alarms in operating condition rests on the landlord. Landlords must also provide smoke alarm maintenance information to the occupant of each unit.
It is an offense for any person to disable a smoke alarm. This requirement applies equally to homeowners, landlords and tenants. Failure to comply with the smoke alarm requirements of the Fire Code can result in a minimum fine of $200.
Alarms do wear out; if its 10 years old or older – REPLACE IT!!!
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s the LAW to have a working Carbon Monoxide Detector outside every sleeping corridor. Carbon Monoxide Detectors must be installed in any dwelling that uses fossil fuels (wood, gas, oil, propane). This law has taken effect as of April 15, 2015. For more detailed information on the Carbon Monoxide Detectors, please visit the fire marshal’s website at http://www.oafc.on.ca/public-safety or www.firstalerts.ca.
REMEMBER, the best line of defense is to protect yourself and your family even before the call to 911 is made; once the call is made, sometimes, it’s too late. Please make sure your Fire Alarms and your Carbon Monoxide Detectors are in working order and installed where needed. Homeowners should make a home escape plan and practice it every 6 months; it could save your lives.
After the concern of some residents was made known to the fire department and council members the following decision has been made. If there is ever a fire emergency around the lake cottages and distant residents, the firefighters will sound their sirens to announce danger for residents to evacuate.
Fire permits are required between April 1st to October 31st. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained at the Municipal Office during regular office hours.