Vaughan Fire and Rescue

Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) is dedicated to providing efficient emergency response, and fire protection, prevention, safety and education to those who live, work and visit the city.

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Working smoke alarms save lives

Did you know you should check your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms once a month? Remember to test your alarms and keep them in good working order. Learn more fire prevention and safety tips for your home.

Firework safety

The City of Vaughan is committed to ensuring citizens and those using fireworks are aware of the rules surrounding firework use so that they can be enjoyed safely by all. Please remain vigilant and exercise caution around fireworks and follow proper usage tips. Visit the fireworks page for more information on firework safety, permits and the firework by-law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service questions below.

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  • A file search fee is $139 + HST = $157.07.
  • An incident report fee is $153 (no tax).

Please make cheques payable to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS). 

 

If sending by mail, include payment, written request and authorization to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Prevention, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr., Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1.

 

If sending by courier, include payment, written request and authorization to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Prevention, 2800 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan, ON, L4K 2N9.

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Firefighter job postings are listed under Human Resources’ fire job postings.

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Contact the VFRS Communications Division at 905-832-8506, press "0" for operator.​

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Call 9-1-1.

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The City of Vaughan allows the use of outdoor wood-burning fireplaces commonly referred to as chimineas. It is the occupant’s responsibility to ensure the fireplace or chiminea is being used appropriately and safely. The use of outdoor wood-burning fireplaces or chimineas is governed under Article 2.6.3.4. of the Ontario Fire Code and the City of Vaughan’s open air Fire Burn By-law 50-94 (PDF). 

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Please visit fire education or call 905-832-2281 for more information.

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Please read the fee service list (PDF) for all fees VFRS may charge.

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Read more about how to obtain a residential or commercial fire burn permit.

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False alarms cost everyone. Each year, VFRS responds to hundreds of alarms where the cause, upon investigation, is found to be either poor installation/maintenance of the alarm system, a failure to notify the fire department of work/testing being performed on the system, or a maliciously activated fire alarm. Aside from the undue cost to taxpayers, false alarms also delay response times to a real emergency.

 

To help avoid this, VFRS will charge a penalty fee for the third false alarm in a calendar year due to equipment malfunction, preventable cause and/or malicious intent. Please see the False Alarm By-law 72-2005 (PDF) and fee service list (PDF).

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The City of Vaughan charges fees for services provided by VFRS for response to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Please see the False Alarm By-law 72-2005 (PDF) and fee service list (PDF).

Contact Information

Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service

 

Phone: 905-832-8506

TTY: 1-866-543-0545

 

Email: firerescue@vaughan.ca

 

Mailing Address:
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1

 

Department Location:
Joint Operations Centre
2800 Rutherford Rd.
Vaughan, ON  L4K 2N9