Fire Departments

Fire Chief: Arren Hearn –

Fire Permits

Burning Permits are NOT required for SMALL CONTAINED CAMPFIRES.

Burning Permits ARE required for INCINERATORS.

Burning Permits for UN CONTAINED OPEN AIR burning are required all year long. Permits are free of charge and may be obtained at the Municipal Office during regular office hours.  These permits take time to issue as they require a burning plan to be submitted and need to be inspected by the fire department.  Please apply for your permit at least 2 week days prior to expected date of burning.

Permits are not valid under a municipal or provincial fire ban.


The Harley Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for individuals interested in joining the fire department. If you are interested, please email the Fire Chief at

Fire Department meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Harley Fire Hall.

Smoke Alarm(s)

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!!!

For further information about smoke alarms, please refer to the below attachments, as well as contact the fire department.
Smoke Alarm Law
Maintain Smoke Alarm

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 or

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.

BBQ Safety Tips

Always store and use your BBQ and tanks outside. Always light with lid open. Check lines and valves for leaks before lighting. Learn more at