Ontario 211 is coordinating an online outreach campaign, focusing the message on ‘Make the Right Call’, differentiating between 211/311/911 numbers. Using 211 for non-urgent calls during an emergency is a better use of resources. It reduces non-emergency calls to 911.
YouTube video - Make the Right Call
The Hanover Fire Department consists of 26 trained volunteer firefighters and officers dedicated to protecting life and property within the Town of Hanover and portions of the surrounding areas of Brockton and West Grey. The fire department responds to numerous types of calls that include fires, motor vehicle collisions and provide assistance to Grey and Bruce County EMS.
In addition the fire department provides specialty rescue services for:
The Fire Department provides service from one station and operates the following apparatus:
The Town of Hanover has developed an Updated Emergency Response Plan governing the provision of necessary services during an emergency and the procedures in which employees of the municipality and other persons will respond to the emergency.
Prepare Now, Learn How.....Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. The Emergency Preparedness Kit contains recommended guidelines to assist you in gathering items you should have on hand in an emergency.
More information on emergency preparedness is available. Please visit the Public Safety Canada and Emergency Management Ontario websites.
The Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and/or Special Needs was prepared by the Government of Ontario's Emergency Management Ontario in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.
The Town of Hanover has provided Emergency Preparedness Pamphlets for people with disabilities.
Emergency Preparedness Guides for People with Disabilities
Emergency Management Ontario - Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities / Special Needs
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Hanover Fire provides a variety of fire education programs that target residents of all ages, as well as business owners within our community. The goal of all of our programs is to educate and equip everyone – from children and youth to adults and older adults with the knowledge and resources they need to help prevent fires from occurring at home, at school and at work.
Ontario's New CO Alarm Law: A Call to Action for Homeowners. Click here for more information.
Carbon Monoxide (CO), often called the silent killer, is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely. Extremely high levels of poisoning can be fatal, causing death within minutes.
Install CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.
CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
Smoke Alarms - Protect yourself and your family.
When young people attend college or university, they will often be living away from home for the first time. This can be a concern for parents as they try to ensure their children will be safe when they are not living under the same roof. For important fire safety information that every student should know before moving away from home view Safe Student Accommodations 101. Parents should discuss these basic fire safety rules with their kids before dropping them off at their new dwelling.
Be prepared for fire.
Know exactly what to do and where to go if there is a fire. Plan Your Escape!
Smoke alarms protect everyone.
Have a smoke alarm installed on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas.
If you smoke!
Use large, deep ashtrays and always make sure your cigarette butts are out. Never smoke when you are lying down, if you are drowsy or in bed.
Don´t reach for danger!
Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when cooking and don´t reach over a hot burner. If a pot catches fire, cover it with a lid and turn off the burner. Never leave your cooking unattended.
If your clothing catches fire!
Lower yourself to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to put out the flames. If you can´t do this, grab a towel or blanket and smother the flames.
Crawl low under smoke.
Most fire victims die from smoke, not flames. Smoke always rises, so you must get down on the floor where the air is cleaner. Crawl on your hands and knees to safety.
Give space heaters space.
Keep them at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from everything – including you.
Call us at 519.364.2780 x 1239
The Sample Emergency Procedures listed here provide suggestions, guidance and best practices that could be introduced in your building to minimize or eliminate possible risks.
Green Flashing Light – What does it mean?
It's the law for any driver who sees and hears an emergency vehicle approaching from either direction to get out of the way......Seconds Can Save a Life.
Hanover Fire is responsible for providing fire prevention education and ensuring compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. When it comes to fighting fires and potentially saving lives, fire prevention is just as important as fire suppression. Hanover Fire provides a number of key services to promote and educate the community on ways to prevent fire.
The Hanover Fire Department and its members are committed to ensuring that the residents of the Town of Hanover and its surrounding areas are as safe as possible when it comes to fire safety.
Alarmed for Life is a program which has been implemented by the Hanover Fire Department. Firefighters will be conducting smoke detector visits with local homeowners. These visits will focus on ensuring that a home has an adequate number of detectors, the detectors are properly placed, and a test will also be performed to ensure that the detectors are working properly. The firefighters will also be available to answer any questions that the homeowner may have regarding maintenance of detectors or other related fire safety questions. This program is being implemented to ensure that the residents of the Town of Hanover have adequate early warning detection systems in their home, which will ensure their safety in case fire does break out. Visits are not mandatory, but are encouraged to ensure that your family remains fire safe if a fire emergency does erupt.
What is covered in an Alarmed for Life visit?
How do I get involved?
For more information on the program, or to book a smoke alarm visit simply contact the Hanover Fire Department at 519.364.2780 x 1223.
Tips for the family:
This program is a partnership between the Hanover Fire Department and local children’s mental health professionals. The program is strictly CONFIDENTIAL.
A Child's Fascination
The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall reports that mischief and/or vandalism motivate over fifty percent of known incendiary fires investigated by their office. Young people, often as a result of playing with matches/lighters start the majority of these fires. But for some, fascination goes beyond an isolated incident and can become repeated “fire setting” behaviour. It is estimated that there is ten times the number of unreported fires as there are reported ones. Children are expected to cause many of these unreported fires and without the proper education, they may continue to become tragic fires. The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) program has been developed to educate children on the dangers of fire and how to be fire safe.
If You Know A Child Is Involved With Fire Setting
Contact the Hanover Fire Department or Grey Bruce Children’s Services to start the TAPP-C program. The program begins with a fire safety inspection to ensure that the family members are safe, and the rest of the education program is held at the local Fire Department. The Hanover Fire Department TAPP-C members will provide the instruction to the child and their family. The family then initiates services of Grey Bruce Children’s Services to access counseling services.
How Do I Get My Child Involved?
Simply contact the Hanover Fire Department at 519.364.2780 x 1239 and speak with the Fire Chief.
To minimize the risk of fire and burn injury, the fire service does not recommend family fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays.
The fire service suggests attending public fireworks displays hosted by your municipality or other responsible organization.
If you still choose to have a family fireworks or informal neighbourhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations pertaining to the handling and discharging of fireworks for these activities. Here are some important safety tips to be followed:
Handling and discharging of fireworks must only be done by adults. Appoint one person to be in charge, who knows about the hazards of fireworks and essential safety precautions.
On August 13th, 2007 Hanover Council passed a by-law, regulating the sale and discharge of fireworks in the Town of Hanover. Click on the link below for a copy of the by-law.
Fireworks By-law 2566-07- Regulate the Sale and Discharge of Fireworks
Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for children. But make this Halloween a treat, and don’t be tricked by hidden dangers! Here are a few fire safety tips to help make Halloween night safe and enjoyable for the whole family.
Safety Tips For Children
Safety Tips For Adults
Safety At Home