Town of Dunham Fire Department

The Town of Dunham fire department is made up of over twenty volunteer firefighters who are dedicated and professional. The fire station, located in the middle of town, houses four fire engines while also being perfectly furnished to create pleasant, comfortable living spaces.

The firefighters are currently going around to visit all the homes in the municipality to discuss the importance of fire prevention. If they haven’t visited you yet, don’t hesitate to contact them at 450 295-3404.

We invite you to consult and keep the First-Aid and Fire-Prevention Guide, which will allow you to have on hand important information linked to fire prevention, such as how to prepare in the event of a natural disaster and the actions to take when damage is caused.

For further details, we invite you to consult the Internet site of the Dunham Fire Safety Service (SSID).

Safety

The Fire Department recently obtained Jaws-of-life equipment. This involves a total acquisition of $19,000. The new equipment has been in operation since August 4, 2016. Thanks to these Jaws of Life, the firefighters are now able to reduce their intervention time.

The Jaws of Life will be used primarily for three types of intervention: road accidents, industrial accidents, and farming accidents.

Furthermore, this new purchase will allow them to reduce the Dunham Fire Department’s intervention time when responding to calls in the territory of Frelighsburg.

The material purchased is three years old. It includes a semi-fixed compressor, cutters, spreaders, an expandable ram, and some 30-foot hydraulic hoses.

The Municipality would like to acknowledge and thank the very helpful collaboration of Pièces d’Auto Samson et Remorquage J.J. for transporting and supplying the vehicles, free of charge, throughout the entire training session as well as for the final exam in the vehicle extrication course given to the firefighters.

Burning permits

Here are the general conditions in order to be given a permit for open burning:

  • Carry a burning permit authorized by the Dunham Fire Department;
  • The fire must constantly be under the surveillance of an adult until it is completely extinguished in order to ensure the safety of the surrounding area;
  • Where possible, the fire must be localized at a minimum distance of 50 metres (156 feet) from any buildings or wooded areas ;
  • The height of the fire must not exceed 1.80 metres (6 feet) high and a maximum area of 3 metres (10 feet) ;
  • Keep a means of protection nearby (pail of water, garden hose, extinguisher, etc.) to quickly put out the fire if it gets out of hand;
  • Be aware of the strength and direction of the winds;
  • NO burning of leaves, construction materials, or green wood is authorized ;
  • Do not produce smoke that is cumbersome or harmful to neighbours;
  • The permit could be cancelled by an officer from the Dunham Fire Department if one of these conditions is not respected.

To obtain a burning permit: 450 295-3404
e-mail : ssid@videotron.ca
or go to the fire station (3747, rue Principale).

It is forbidden to make fires at certain periods of the year. Keep an eye on the prohibited sign posted outside the fire station.

Is your civic number visible?

Why is it important to quickly be able to identify our buildings?

The civic number is of fundamental importance during an emergency situation.

Example :

A member of your family goes into cardiac arrest. If that person does not receive defibrillation within (8) minutes following the attack, he or she has a much smaller chance of pulling through. Therefore, every single second is important. If the emergency services have to look for the civic number because it’s poorly located, too small, missing some digits, or poorly lit, that could make the difference between life or death for that family member. Think about it!!!

We are counting on your collaboration to help us locate you as fast as possible. One simple act can save a life!

Dunham residents can get a sign, with their civic number, from the Dunham Fire Department at a cost of $50 (taxes included), including a pole, reflective digits, and installation by firefighters. Order yours now!

CONTACT INFORMATION :

Patrick Cournoyer, Fire Department Manager
Fire station : 3747, rue Principale, Dunham
Phone : 450 295-3404
E-mai : ssid@videotron.ca