Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide Safety

If you suspect carbon monoxide in your home, get out immediately and call 9-1-1

Escape planning

Everyone must know what to do and where to go when the smoke alarm sounds. Take a few minutes with everyone in your household to make a home fire escape plan.

Schedule a station tour or community event

Learn about fire safety and prevention through our public education programs.

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About Ottawa Fire Services - Learn more about Ottawa Fire Services including fire station locations and frequently asked questions concerning our services

Fire safety information - Learn about the importance of detection and escape planning, fire prevention, outdoor fire safety and fire safety during the holidays.

Fire safety programs - Learn about fire prevention week, public education programs or donate your used vehicle to Ottawa Fire Services' Vehicle Donation Program.

Jobs in the fire service - Apply for full time careers, become a volunteer, or sign up for the summer firefighting training (Camp FFIT) for young women.


Social Media

For the latest updates from Ottawa Fire Services follow our social media streams:

Twitter Twitter: @OttFire

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How to Contact us

Phone: 613-580-2860 

Fax: 613-580-2864

Fire Prevention

To request a file search/work order, liquor license, special events permit, retro-fit information, a fire inspection, fire safety plan, lockbox or to report a problem/issue etc.
Phone or send an email to

When sending requests and payments for any of the following (see bulleted list below) by mail, please send to:

101 Centrepointe Dr., 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5K7

  • Fire Inspections
  • File Searches
  • Fire Summary Reports
  • Fire Safety Plans (Request letter and payment ONLY)
  • Liquor Licences
  • Specific Event Burn Permits
  • Fire Drill & Safety Planning Review
  • Risk Safety Management Plan Review

Public Education

To schedule public education events such as fire station tours, fire truck visits, fire safety presentations, extinguisher training, the fire safety house etc. please contact our public education division as follows:

Phone 613-580-2658 Fax at 613-580-9613 or send an email to

General Inquiries

For all other Ottawa Fire Services inquiries please send an email to

Please note general inquiries hours of operation are between Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (closed on statutory holidays).

Please dial 3-1-1 for assistance after-hours.
For all emergencies dial 9-1-1.


green flagOpen air fires: Permitted

Open air fires are permitted with the use of a burn permit. Please contact Ottawa Fire Services at 613-580-2880 prior to setting any open air fire.

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