Emergency Services

Emergency Plan

The Emergency Plan Act, 1983 is the primary authority enabling municipalities to develop their own emergency plans. The City of Burlington has a responsibility to develop and maintain an effective level of emergency preparedness, planning and communications to respond to the needs of the community. The foundation of the City of Burlington's preparedness is its Emergency Plan.

The aim of any emergency plan is to reduce the risk that residents may face, including reducing the property damage that often results in an emergency. The City of Burlington's Emergency Plan is a comprehensive document outlining procedures to be followed in case of an emergency, who does what, and how people are to be notified in case of an emergency. The Plan, which is reviewed annually, is an essential resource either for a major emergency requiring assistance or in smaller case incidents calling for more limited responses. The Plan is supported by training of the members of staff and Council who are included in the emergency response.

The Emergency Plan is posted here for your information. It reflects the non-confidential portion of the City's readiness in case of an emergency affecting the community. Additional measures are in place related to internal preparedness that would maintain the City's operation as a business within the community during an emergency situation.

Dowload the Emergency Plan in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. (use the link at the bottom of this section to download free Acrobat Reader):

Emergency Plan PDF

Emergency Preparedness Guide

This guide offers some practical advice to help prepare in the event of an emergency situation. The guide will be a valuable addition to every home providing the resources we need to take care of our family, our neighbours and ourselves in any emergency situation.

To obtain a printed copy of the Emergency Preparedness Guide, please contact the Burlington Fire Department at 905-333-0772, ext. 6202 or email firedepartment@burlington.ca.

Download a copy of the Emergency Preparedness Guide


Emergency Preparedness Week 2014

The City of Burlington recognizes the first full week of May as Emergency Preparedness Week. The theme this year is community resilience, focusing on ways the community can learn from past emergencies to better prepare for future emergencies. As part of the theme, the city has highlighted different perspectives of several individuals in our community that were involved in the ice storm that left thousands of Burlington homes without power.

From May 5 to 9, the city will have displays in the main lobby of City Hall, 426 Brant St., Burlington. During this time, the Burlington Fire Department will provide emergency planning information. For more information about how to prepare for emergencies, visit www.getprepared.ca, http://www.halton.ca/beprepared  or www.emergencymanagementontario.ca.


Ambulance Services

There are four stations within Burlington:

  • 455 Cumberland Avenue, Burlington
  • 1018 Willowbrook Road, Burlington
  • 2130 Brant Street, Burlington
  • 5200 Corporate Drive, Burlington - attached to the Creek Way Long-term Care home

Also, Joseph Brant Hospital facilitates training and medical direction to keep our paramedics up-to-date.

For more information, visit the Ambulance page at the Region of Halton Web site. Or, contact the Halton Region Health Department, Ambulance Services Hotline at: 905-825-6000

The information for Ambulance Services originated on the Region of Halton Web site.

Fire Services

The City of Burlington is a combined urban and rural area covering 189 square kilometers. Our composite department employs full-time and volunteer firefighters who collectively provide emergency service response from fire stations utilizing the latest technology.

Visit the Fire Department pages for more information.

Hospital Services

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd., Burlington, Ontario
Phone: 905-632-3730
Fax: 905-336-6480

Visit the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Web site for more information.

Police Services

On January 1, 1974, the Halton Regional Police Services (HRPS) was formed and included the City of Burlington, and towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

Halton Regional Police Automated Line: 905-825-4747

For more information, visit the Halton Region Police Services.

The content for this section originated on the Halton Regional Police Services Web site.

Public Access Defibrillation Units in City Facilities

In October, 2004 all City of Burlington arenas and the Burlington Seniors’ Centre became heart-safe facilities with the installation of Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) units. The units, which provide a “Shock in a Box”, are also available at city pools, City Hall and Tyandaga golf course.


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