Acquired Structure Program

Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) is committed to maintaining current fire rescue techniques. The use of vacant buildings (acquired structures) gives firefighters the opportunity for realistic, hands-on rescue training.


An acquired structure is any vacant building scheduled for demolition or renovation that can be used for VFRS hands-on training.


Hands-on training through acquired structures gives VFRS personnel the opportunity to enhance their firefighting skills in a safe and realistic environment.


VFRS will only use the structure for one of two types of agreed upon training:

- Non-destructive training (no damage to structure) 

- Destructive training (damage to walls, ceilings, roof and floors)


VFRS will not hold any person associated with the property responsible for any injuries that may occur to firefighting personnel. When the training is complete, VFRS will ensure the structure is secure and safe.


The intention is to not disrupt the project in any way. VFRS can hold training and ensure the site is safe within a few days.

Acquired Structure Program Form
Having agreed with the Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS), that a structure owned by me and located at the following address:
Acquired Structure Program Address
Is available for fire department training exercises, I further agree that the structure will be left in the following condition
If training involves any destruction of building structures, to the best of my knowledge, there is no presence of asbestos (please check below)
I further acknowledge the VFRS will not hold me, or any persons associated with the property, responsible for any injuries to VFRS personnel. All of City of Vaughan, VFRS personnel are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and supervised by competent and responsible supervisors.
Print name
Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service

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

Mailing Address

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