The City of Miramichi Fire Department is committed to preventing fires and injuries, in accordance with provincial fire and building codes ensuring compliance to regulations, and to address noncompliance. Our main focus when performing inspections is Life Safety by having safe buildings and to provide risk reduction awareness to building owners and occupants in the event of a fire or emergency in the building.
The Fire Department is active in the following areas;
- Promoting Awareness and Educating our community regarding fire safety and prevention measures
- Conducting fire and life safety inspections to make sure that all necessary fire prevention and safety measures are in place and being maintained
In addition, we provide the following services and education initiatives that the public can take advantage of on a request basis;
- Inspections on a complaint
- Fire Safety Presentations for Schools, Seniors, Daycares and the general public
- Fire Extinguisher Training
- Fire Station Tours & Truck Appearances
- Residential Smoke Alarm Installation Program
For more information on Fire and Life Safety Code compliance or to schedule a tour, presentation or training, please contact our Administration Office at 506.623.2225 or email email@example.com
Make sure your home has working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are required on every storey and outside of all sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms monthly
- Change the batteries once a year
- Replace smoke alarms after 10 years
- Develop and practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your household
If you are in need of a smoke alarm, the Miramichi Fire Department provides free units for residents (while supplies last).
Download a request form
Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506.623.2225 for more information. Please note we do not maintain the smoke alarm(s) after they have been installed.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colourless gas created when fuels like gasoline, wood, propane burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Exposure to carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, burning eyes, confusion, drowsiness and even loss of consciousness, without the elevated temperature associated with the flu. In severe cases, carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death. The elderly, children and people with heart or respiratory conditions may be particularly sensitive to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can poison the body quickly in high concentrations, or slowly over long periods of time.
Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Download a safety tip sheet Carbon monoxide alarms works by monitoring for airborne concentration levels (parts per million) of carbon monoxide over time and sound an alarm when harmful levels are present. They are designed to sense low carbon monoxide concentrations over a long period of time as well as high concentrations over a short period of time.
Displaying Your House Number … Not all emergencies can be seen from the street, but civic numbers can be. Ensure your house number is clearly displayed so emergency responders can find you quickly. Click Where and how should I display my civic number? for guidelines to displaying a civic number.
Number Plates “Blue Plates” are highly visible civic number plates, are available for residents by contacting the Blue Plate Supplier – Sign Warehouse Inc. 506.778.8002. If you live outside the municipality, in a rural or unincorporated area such as a Local Service District, contact the NB 9-1-1 Bureau for your civic number (Blue Plate) or Click HERE for more information.
Fire Prevention Week
With in the City of Miramichi, Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during October to bring awareness and encourage our residents to be prepared!
During the week our fire department members visit schools in our community delivering crucial fire prevention and safety tips with the goal to reduce the risk to fires and aiding our youth in becoming fire smart. The Fire Department also hosts the annual Hector Fournier / Firefighter Memorial Day that bring together fire service leaders from fire departments across the Miramichi Valley Firefighter association to honour fallen firefighters.
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