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.
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.
- A file search fee is $137 + HST = $154.81.
- An incident report fee is $152 (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.
Contact the VFRS Communications Division at 905-832-8506, press "0" for operator.
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 22.214.171.124. of the Ontario Fire Code and the City of Vaughan’s open air Fire Burn By-law 50-94 (PDF).
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).
Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Joint Operations Centre
2800 Rutherford Rd.
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N9