USEFUL NUMBERS

Emergency: 911
Info-santé: 811
Police: 819 564-1212
Town Hall: 819 876-7117

FIRE DANGER

Public Safety

EMERGENCY CALLS

For all emergencies, please dial 9-1-1. Please note that the (819) 876-2000 direct line to the Stanstead Fire Department is no longer in service.

The numbers corresponding to your civic address must be clearly visible from the road to ensure that services reach you quickly in case of an emergency.

FIRE PROTECTION

Fire protection services are provided by the Stanstead Fire Department as well as by the Canton de Stanstead. The main fire station is located at 425 Dufferin in Stanstead. An auxiliary station located on North Derby Road (Beebe sector) also provides services to Ogden residents.

Fire Danger Indicator and Permits for fires and fireworks

Please not that if the fire danger indicator is high no fire permits shall be issued. The danger level for forest fires for the Eastern Townships is indicated in the left hand column of most of the pages of our website, courtesy of SOPFEU. However, please note that an interdiction issued by the Stanstead Fire Chief supersedes the SOPFEU level indicated.

Fire permits are mandatory for all outdoor fires and fireworks. They are available free of charge at Town Hall or via info@munogden.ca  and are valid for one year. Please note that a permit does NOT automatically allow you to light a fire in windy conditions or during a period of drought.

Prevention visits

Since the coming into force of the Schéma de couverture de risques en sécurité incendie in April 2008, all municipalities of the MRC Memphrémagog are required by the Minister of Public Security to visit all properties on their territory, be they residential, commercial, public, industrial or farms1. The purpose of this cyclical inspection is to inventory the risks for each property and to maximize fire prevention. The Fire Department serving our Municipality will thus be better prepared to respond and prevention measures will allow us to reduce fire risks at the source.

1 Most residential properties are classified as low risks and thus need only be visited once every five (5) years. Farms and industrial, commercial and public properties which are classified as medium, high or very high risk will be visited more frequently.

The Municipality informs all those citizens whose properties are to be visited in a given year by letter, approximately two or three weeks beforehand.

We thank you in advance for the courtesy you show the technicians visiting your property.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Emergency Preparedness Plan

In Quebec, municipalities are responsible for the first line protection of persons and property in a disaster situation and, to do so, Emergency Preparedness Plans are developed and adopted in order to ensure adequate preparation in response to such an emergency.

The Municipality of Ogden adopted its Emergency Preparedness Plan in 2005 and revises it every two years. Part of this exercise consists in updating the inventory of local resources such as equipment, qualifications and skills, as well as the list of the potentially hazardous materials found on our territory.

If you have special equipment or skills which may be put to use in case of a disaster, if you wish to volunteer your services or if your property harbours hazardous materials, please Town Hall.

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