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 The Town of Espanola Fire Department proudly protects over 5,000 residents.  Their goal is to provide fire protection services through a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions.

The Espanola Fire Department is composed of 30 dedicated "Volunteer Firefighters" who take pride in protecting and serving the community they live and work in.


Current Fire Rating


 The fire rating is currently Moderate.  Backyard fires in contained pits/chimenea's are allowed - please refer to the firepit guidelines below:
   The following guidelines refer to fire pits and local municipal open air burning by-laws  

    The following are the main guidelines for fire pits:

  • The fire does not exceed 1 metre in diameter and 1 metre in height
  • The person tending the fire has tools and/or water adequate to contain the fire within the fire site
  • The fire shall be at least eight (8) metres from any combustible material and/or structures
  • A municipal fire ban or restricted fire zone is not in effect
  • It does not cause an adverse impact on other people or property
  • The fire is started not earlier than 7:00 pm and extinguished no later than 8:00 am the following day or earlier. 

  For information regarding Open Air Burning, By-law No. 2493/12, refer to the link found in Fire Prevention & Protection,  heading below and click on the link.  



     Mike Pichor, Fire Chief/CEMC              
592 Second Avenue
Espanola, ON
P5E 1C4
T 705-869-3888
  F 705-869-6000 


Office Hours:

Monday to Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm    ~ Closed at Noon to 1:00 pm ~ 

After hours or on weekends, please contact the Officer on-call for information or to request a burning permit  705-863-3269