The Atikokan Volunteer Fire Department consists of one full time fire chief and twenty four dedicated volunteer firefighters.
The objectives of Atikokan Fire Rescue are to:
- Provide an effective Fire Prevention Program;
- Provide departmental training;
- Conduct an ongoing maintenance program to ensure all fire protection equipment is ready to respond to calls for service; and,
- Develop and maintain and effective public information and education program, emphasizing school fire safety programs and commercial staff training.
Atikokan Fire Rescue provides essential emergency services to the public, as well as prevention programs, investigation and inspections. Atikokan Volunteer Firefighters respond to a wide range of calls, including fire, motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies.
Open Air Burning Permits (Fire Permits)
In accordance with By-Law 02-14 – Open Air Burning, Open Air Burn Permits are issued by the Fire Chief or their designee.
To apply for a Burn Permit, visit the Atikokan Municipal Office. A fee is due upon issuance of the permit. Please be advised that burn permit applications are subject to approval and may take up to 24 hours depending on staff availability.
If you have not been issued a permit at your current residence before, you may be required to provide a map of the proposed burn site.
In accordance with By-Law 30-17 – Fireworks, no person shall discharge any consumer fireworks without a permit. Every application for a permit shall be made to the Fire Chief a minumum of 21 days prior to the event when the proposed discharge of fireworks is to occur.
Fire Bans and Restricted Fire Zones (RFZ)
When a town-wide fire ban is issued or a Restricted Fire Zone is declared by the Province, all burn and fireworks permits are cancelled until such time that the restrictions are lifted.
Current fire ban status: OK TO BURN