In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1

The Municipality of Ormstown has the required infrastructure to ensure the safety of its citizens.

If you want to communicate with our different teams, see their contact details below.

The team

The Ormstown Volunteer Fire Brigade was formed in 1890 and is made up of more than 30 dedicated volunteers who work hard to prevent and fight fires in and around our municipality.

Stephen Knox

Andy Gruer
1st Assistant Chief

Mike Rember
2nd Assistant Chief

Yvon Schinck

Taylor Lamb
1st Lieutenant

Steve Gruer
2nd Lieutenant

Jack Lamb
1st Assistant Officer

Scott McClintock
2nd Assistant Officer


Eric Barrette, Brett Bohemen, Derek Bohemen, Jamie Bohemen, Phillip Bourdon, Éric Bourdeau, Martin Chartrand, Kurt Cullen, Philippe Dandurand, Sidney Daniel, Mike Furey, David Greig, Mike Greig, Steve Greig, Steve Guérin, Don Hamilton, Blake Hooker, Mitchell Hope, Scott McClintock, Tim Rember, Bob Robertson, Sébastien Rochefort et Ryan Schuster.

Auxiliary Members

George Barrington, Guy Dandurand, Adrian Doucette, William Murray, Stephen Ovans, Jason Schinck et Gordon Denison

Alarm System

In an effort to prevent fires numerous residences and businesses have installed fire alarm systems. It is important to have your system in good working order as you could be invoiced for any false alarms.

Burning Permits

Should you wish to light a fire on your property between April 1st and October 31st you must obtain a burning permit by contacting the fire chief by email

There are no fees associated with this permit. In the event that any members of the fire brigade are called to your property and it is discovered that you have not obtained a burning permit, the municipality could invoice you for a false alarm.

The municipality’s territory is protected by the Sûreté du Québec.

25 St. Paul Street,
Ormstown, QC J0S 1K0

Telephone: 450 829-2887
Telephone: EMERGENCY 911 | 310-4141 | or by cell: * 4141

The police are authorized to administer several municipal and regional by-laws. Below is a list of regulations they are authorized to oversee.

Your municipality has had the foresight to develop a Civil Security and Protection Plan that contains specific measures to be taken in the event of an emergency or disaster. This plan allows for essential services to be maintained as long as possible. These include:

  • Personal security of individual citizens
  • Protection of personal property
  • Emergency housing
  • Food and water
  • Hygiene
  • Public health

In addition to these intervention and reestablishment measures, the municipality has enacted general measures to prevent disasters or to minimize their consequence. They also regularly review measures to better prepare themselves in the event of an emergency such as training exercises and drills as well as training for the municipality’s personnel.

For more information, please consult the Ministry of Public Security’s website –

Municipal EARLY WARNING system

This is a major innovation but in order for this technology to be effective, it requires a large number of citizens to register. As more and more members of the public participate by registering, the safer and more effective we become. It can even make a difference to your health when, for example, a boil water or non-consumption of water advisory can be transmitted instantaneously.

In an age of instant information, application of municipal web Alerts, which is integrated into our system, allows us to reach you in a matter of seconds or minutes by the communication method of your choice.

A regular phone call – Text – Email

These alerts will also be shared with you and broadcast on the internet simultaneously and shared quickly on social media, particularly Facebook. This management centre allows us to reach either a specific sector (water main break) or the entire population (non-consumption of water advisory) with an instant advisory.

However, one basic condition applies. Whether you use a smart phone, the internet etc., we can even contact you will a regular telephone:


Website to register

Following the Quebec Government’s adoption of the “Act to promote the protection of persons by establishing a framework with regard to dogs” March 3, 2020, the Municipality of Ormstown adopted a new by-law for managing animals.

If the Sureté du Québec is called upon to intervene in the case of an aggressive dog, the fines established by the Government of Quebec will be applied (see table below).

In order to avoid all confusion, this is what you need to know concerning the new by-law for dogs adopted by the municipality in July 2020 and the Quebec Government in March 2020 following implementation of the regulation respecting the application of the Act. As you know, there have been several incidents in recent years involving aggressive dogs, hence the desire of the government to ensure the control of potentially dangerous dogs.

Questions and answers:

Q: Was it not municipal policy to offer a dog tag for life?

A: The answer is yes, the new rules imposed by the Quebec Government require dog owners or guardians to “register” their animal and “to pay the annual registration fee” established by the municipality.


Q: Why does the license cost $25 per year, per dog?

A: To cover the costs of the dog catcher who signs a contract with the municipality. We apply the user-pays principle. Only the dog owner or guardian pays for the costs associated with the license. As for the dog tag, it is free for life unless it is lost. Having the animal microchipped replaces the tag.


Q: Why is there a municipal by-law as well as a provincial law?

A: Because the municipality chose not to prohibit any species of dog on its territory, to decide what type of domestic animal is authorised and above all, to reduce the amount in fines laid down in the provincial law, considering them to be too severe. But please note, in the case of some infractions (see table below), provincial law takes precedence with some fines as high as $20 000.00.


Q: What is the procedure for registering a dog?

A: Contact the Refuge Chaby & chien at 450-395-0751


* Please note that unless there is a notice of change, the door-to-door census will begin on March 8th.

** Anyone wanting to register their dog can do so as of now by following the steps indicated above.

Following the Quebec Government’s adoption of the “Act to promote the protection of persons by establishing a framework with regard to dogs” March 3, 2020, the Municipality of Ormstown adopted a new by-law for managing animals.

Animal Controller

Refuge Chaby & chien
Sabrina Gilbert


No catch and lodging fees for the first three (3) days for first capture


Subsequent capture fee including custody for first day


Daily accommodation fees from day 2 on subsequent catches


Costs of relocation of wild animals


Cat abandonment fee


Dog abandonment fee


Abandonment of another domestic animal


These fees are payable directly to the animal controller.