Citizens Services - Fire And Security

The Service de Sécurité Incendie de Lac-Simon/Chénéville consists of 22 fire fighters and covers the municipalities of Lac-Simon and Chénéville. The Service responds to different types of emergencies and fire help requests, including from the municipality of Duhamel in case of fire in that municipality.

The Service de Sécurité Incendie de Lac-Simon/Chénéville also provides extrication service in the event of a road accident on the north side of Petite-Nation.

Six (6) firefightersare First-Responders. They provide the service solely in the Municipality of Lac-Simon. They are equipped with a cardiac monitor-defibrillator. They also have oxygen jet equipment and can therefore provide high-level first aid.

In order to comply with the fire safety cover plan of the MRC Papineau, automatic help agreements have been implemented with the fire safety services of the neighbouring municipalities of Namur, Montpellier and Duhamel.

In 2010, Bylaw number 426-2010 was adopted concerning open fires and minimum distances.


SOPFEU  Société de protection des forêts contre le feu.

The banner of fire hazards is divided in media zones. The municipality of Lac-Simon is in the 12-Laurentian media zone.

OUTDOOR FIRES AND OPEN FIRES

Please read Bylaw number 426-2010 concerning fires and burning of combustible matters.

We strongly recommend that citizens become familiar with this policy and check the fire risk indices issued by SOPFEU.

TO REPORT A FOREST FIRE, CALL 1-800-463-3389

Following are some documents to help you understand fire issues:

Open Burning of Garbage Is Harmful to Your Health and the Environment (Environment Canada)

Dioxins and Furans (Health Canada)


Evacuation Plan

Prepare an evacuation plan and make sure that the family is aware of it.

Identify allemergency escape routes:

Advice when evacuating:

IN CASE OF A FIRE:


ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES ON PRIVATE ROADS AND DRIVEWAYS
(delays in response time)

Trees on private roads and driveways must be trimmed so that branches are at least four metres off the ground and the road at least five metres wide. This will ensure a quick response and easy access for emergency vehicles, without damaging them. After all, they are very expensive vehicles.


STREET ADDRESS –IMPORTANT REMINDER
(an easy-to-see address can save your life)

Remember that the street address of your property must be well-displayed and visible from the street,day and night, to allow emergency vehicles to find you quickly. Don’t forget to check for snow coverage in winter. Just imagine responders to your emergency who have to look around to find your place! Whether the fire department, an ambulance or the Sûreté du Québec, any time lost may cost dearly, even a life.


SMOKE AND FIRE ALARM

Be right on time and check your smoke alarms

Your Security and Fire Safety service – who thinks your life is important – urges you to check the working order of your fire alarms regularly.

How to:

If your smoke alarm starts chirping, change the batteries immediately. Never use rechargeable batteries.

There must be a smoke alarm on every floor, including the basement. If someone sleeps in a room with the door closed, install a smoke alarm in that room.

Smoke alarms should be in hallways and near bedrooms, either on the ceiling or on the walls at 4 to 12 inches (10 to 30 cm) from the ceiling.

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

If you are a tenant, your landlord must supply all required smoke alarms, but you are responsible for their maintenance.

To learn more about smoke alarms, contact your Fire and Safety department or go online to the site of Ministère de la Sécurité publique/Fire Safety at http://www.msp.gouv.qc.ca/

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