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Public Security

General information

The MRC-des-Collines-de-l’Outaouais Police is in charge of enforcing the law and entrusted with maintaining the peace and order within our territory.

 

  • For all emergencies, DIAL 911
  • For other calls (eg: police assistance for thefts, missing persons, etc.), they may be reached at 819-459-9911 or 1-888-459-9911.
  • To request documents, information, etc. call 819-459-2422 or 1-877-459-2422.

 

The police headquarters is situated at 7, Edwelweiss road in La Pêche.

To access the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Police Webside, click here.

In an emergency situation - in the event of a disaster

Are you ready?

In the event of a disaster in our area, response time of rescue teams could be affected.

To help you face the first 72 hours following an emergency situation, the Quebec public security offers a Guide to emergency preparedness on their Website . To view this guide, click here.

Also visit the Public Security Canada Website for these emergency measures.

Permit application for an alarm system

If you are the owner of a building or tenant of a property where an alarm system is installed, this message is for you.

Pursuant to the municipal by-law governing the use of alarm systems, you must, since January 1, 2012, obtain a permit for you alarm system or update your personal information.

The permit is free of charge and is available on the web site of the Public Security Service (www.sp.mrcdescollinesdeloutaouais.qc.ca) or the web site of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais (www.mrcdescollines deloutaouais.qc.ca).

For those who already have a permit issued by their municipality, you must update your information. All information provided will be used to optimize the effectiveness of police response following the triggering of an alarm.

We wish to remind you that you are required to inform the Public Security of any changes to the coordinates of your contacts to be notified in case of the triggering of the alarm system.

Fines - payable online

It is possible to pay a ticket issued on the territory of the MRC des Collines, the MRC Papineau or the municipalities of Kazabazua, Low and Lac Sainte-Marie directly on the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais' website..

Health and social services

CLSC- Point of care in Quyon
1164, Clarendon Street, Quyon (819) 458-2848

 

Pontiac Hospital Centre
200 Argue Street, Shawville, Qc (819) 647-2211

Fire Department

 

SOPFEU

 

The mission of the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) is to optimize the protection of forests against fire in order to ensure the sustainability of the forest environment and at the best possible cost. Given the importance of natural resources and their economic impact, SOPFEU plays a leading role for the benefit of the entire community.

Source

Legend

LOW
MODERATE
HIGH
VERY HIGH
EXTREME

More details

In case of LOW and MODERATE danger, any fire is allowed.

In case of HIGH and VERY HIGH danger, only fires in an outdoor fireplace are permitted.

In case of EXTREME danger, all fires are prohibited.

Residents must respect this legend in accordance with the bylaws 01-04 and 18-RM-05. Failure to comply may result in a fine.

General information

Our mission

The mission of the Pontiac Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of its citizens, to protect the environment by fighting fires, rescuing people from road accidents and other incidents, as well as assisting citizens in the event of a medical call, and by implementing a fire prevention and protection program to reduce the loss of human life and property throughout the Municipality.

Fire stations

Fire station #1 - Breckenridge sector / 1491, Route148

Fire Station #2 - Luskville sector / 2024, Route148

Fire Station 3 - Quyon sector / 24, Church Street

Fire safety coverage plan

According to the Fire Safety Act, regional authorities, that is, the regional county municipalities, in conjunction with local municipalities to which they are a part of, and in compliance with the orientations determined by the Ministry, must establish a fire safety coverage plan by setting protection objectives related to fire safety and the actions required to achieve them.

Click here to access the fire safety coverage plan.

Open fires

Open fires are allowed when the conditions provided in section 10.2 of the standardized bylaw 18-RM-05 are met.

A form for the authorization for open fires must be duly filled out and returned to our office. To have access to the form, click here.

Note: Offenders will face a $300.00 to $1,000.00 fine.

Alarm systems

People who wish to install, or who already have an alarm system in their home or place of business, must fill out a form to that effect.

The MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Public Security (Police department) will now manage this information. Please click here to access the form on-line.

Note: In the event of a false alarm, it is essential that you first call the 9-1-1 service before informing your alarm central. The 9-1-1 service will immediately call the Fire Department, thus avoiding unnecessary trips.

The team

Kevin Mansey

Director - Fire department

Mathieu Hull

Fire prevention officer

Cheryl Hardwick

Safety officer

Daniel Groleau

Lieutenant

Samuel Rodrigue

Lieutenant

Anthony Savard

Lieutenant

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter?

The Municipality of Pontiac is accepting applications for a position as volunteer firefighter.

If you have the profile we are looking for, please send us your resumé as soon as possible by e-mail: dsip@municipalitepontiac.ca.

Your application will be treated as confidential. We thank you for your interest and will contact only those that are selected. 

Minimum requirements

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements.

To be eligible to apply for a firefighter position, the candidate:

  • must be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • must have a valid drivers’ license;
  • to be eligible to drive the fire trucks, you must have a Class 4A drivers’ license;
  • must not have a criminal history that may have a direct link to the function occupied within the fire department, unless a pardon has been given or you are in the process of receiving one from the responsible authorities;
  • will have gone through the interviews required by the Director;
  • the Director may also require that the candidate be deemed physically fit to become a firefighter, by a physician that is designated by the Municipality, if needed, following a physical exam;
  • must maintain the minimum physical condition required at all times to perform the work as a firefighter, and at the request of the Director, undergo a new medical examination as a confirmation of such physical condition.

Education

The candidate commits to following the “Firefighter 1” training program given by the Quebec National Firefighter School, and to pass the theoretical and practical exams.

The candidate commits to participating, at the very least, to fifty percent (50%) of the annual hours of training required, as part of the continued training program prepared by the Director, and in compliance with the National Firefighter School’s training scheme.

Probationary period

Each candidate appointed member of the Fire Department as a firefighter, will have a probationary period of twelve (12) months. This period is equivalent to a staff assessment course and it may be extended upon the recommendation of the Director of the Fire Department.

Pre-screening procedure

The process for recruiting volunteer firefighters consists of the following stages:

Stage One - Application Process

  • Application forms will be accepted and kept on file until vacant positions are filled. The candidates are selected among those who work or live in proximity of the fire halls, in accordance with where the vacancies are.

Stage Two – Verification of criminal history and driver’s record

  • A security verification is done and your driver’s record is also verified.

Stage Three - Interviews

  • Interviews with candidates are done throughout the year as required, and if the number of candidates required justifies recruitment and training.
  • A physical or medical exam may be given at this stage.

Successful candidates

  • An offer will be issued once the four stages will have been successfully met, and all the required documents will have been received.
  • The municipal Council, upon recommendations from the Director of the Fire Department, will appoint the members of the department by way of a resolution.

If you are interested in submitting your application, please send your resumé, a covering letter and other pertinent documents to the attention of the Director of the Fire Department, dsip@municipalitepontiac.ca.