Fire Rating & Permits

Fire Department Accreditation 

The Town of Kearney Fire & Emergency Services has been awarded
Fire Department Superior Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation as of August 27, 2018

Fire Station Accreditation

Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation

Fire Rating

Current Fire Rating: Moderate  Last updated: September 23, 2020)

Moderate Fire Rating in Kearney

Almaguin Fire Rating; Kearney Fire Rating; Fire Rating; Muskoka; Ontario Fire Rating

*NOTE: The Town of Kearney webpage may not provide the most updated fire rating. The most updated and current Forest Fire Rating Boards can be found at the Kearney Community Centre located at 8 Main St., Kearney, ON.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Schaefer, Fire Chief
(705) 636-7402


Fire Permits

*NOTE: Setting off fireworks and sky lanterns is prohibited in Kearney and is not allowed. See By-Law 2018-24 for more information.

The Town of Kearney requires that property owners obtain a fire permit before proceeding with any outdoor fires.

Daytime burning is strictly prohibited, and only allowed by issuance of a license from the Fire Chief.   

Short-term permits can be obtained at the following locations:

Full-season permits can be obtained at the Kearney Fire Hall. Please call ahead to ensure they are on site (705) 636-7402.

Please visit Ontario’s Fire Rules and Permits or call the Town office if you require additional information.

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