Police – Fire – Ambulance
Emergency calls: 911
Sûreté du Québec
819-564-1212 or 1-800-461-2131
Poison control centre
1 800 463 5060
For any emergency, just dial 911 and dispatchers will direct the call to the right service.
The fire station is located at 2 Vale Perkins Street, in the same building as the Town Hall. Our Fire Protection Service covers the entire territory of the Township of Potton, a 262 square km area. A mutual aid agreement exists with the fire services of North Troy and Austin to allow us to meet the legally required response time.
During the summer, cleaning fires including branches and leaves are prohibited.
Bonfires are permitted as indicated by the Society for the Protection of Forests Against Fire (SOPFEU).
In the Township of Potton, to find out if we can light a bonfire, we can either consult the SOPFEU website https://sopfeu.qc.ca/ and see if there is a restriction in our region, or more simply, you can consult the SOPFEU fire danger indicator table located completely at the bottom of the home page of our website https://potton.ca/en/
If the level indicated is low (blue) or moderate (green), bonfires are allowed. If the table indi-cates a high (yellow), very high (orange) or red (extreme) level, fires are prohibited.
Always note that, fires in a structure with a mesh grill cover are permitted.
During the periods when fires are allowed, citizens must notify the municipality of their intention to light a bonfire and mention their address, date and time when they intend to light it. This is done for purely preventive purposes because the town must ensure that it has enough responders in the event of a fire. Please call 450 292-3313 ext. 0.
There are 4 types of fire:
- Brush cutting and cleaning fires: The brush cutting and cleaning fire can only be lit between December 1 and March 31; valid for burning only during daylight hours; usual size restrictions apply; in addition, such fires are not permitted in the urban area of the Village of Mansonville and in the Owl’s Head sector (defined as being composed of zones OH 1 to OH 10)
- Fires in a closed device and equipped with a mesh grill ”spark screen”
- Fires in a campground (private or public): the fire must rest on a non-combustible floor surface, surrounded by a fire brick wall on a minimum of 2 rows, with no space between the bricks, of a height maximum of 36 centimeters
- Bonfire: The bonfire is an ordinary fire to which the public has access; the bonfire cannot be larger than 1.2 meters in diameter and 1.8 meters high; closed or screened appliance is not required. In addition, such fires are not permitted in the urban area of the Village of Mansonville and in the Owl’s Head sector (defined as being composed of zones OH 1 to OH 10)
Any appliance for cooking food products such as BBQ, fireplace with grate, gas or briquette grill is not considered an outdoor fire.
Fireworks license application
PUBLIC SECURITY - BYLAW COVERING FIRE PREVENTION
Bylaw 2017-440 is now in force.