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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Fire and Safety Messages


  • Changed Your Smoke Alarm Battery Lately?
  • Plan Your Escape in Case of Fire
  • Crawl Low in Smoke
  • Please Pull Over for Green Flashing Light - Volunteer Going to An Emergency!


  • Keep Matches Away from Children
  • E.D.I.T.H. - Exit Drill In The Home
  • Cooking Fire? Put a Lid On It!
  • Home escape plan, winter practice


  • Thin Ice Season! Creek-Proof Your Kids!
  • Get Out Alive – Plan Your Escape
  • Building a new home? Consider residential sprinklers
  • Time to Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery!
  • Be a Safe Cook - Don't Leave Your Stove Unattended!


  • Remove Excess Combustibles
  • Is Your House Number Easy For Us To Find?
  • 90% of Fire Deaths & Injuries Happen in Residences
  • CO Detectors are the law


  • Clean & Inspect Your BBQ
  • Store Gasoline & Propane Safety!
  • Open air burning bylaw – get a permit!
  • Handle Fuel Safely – Lawnmowers – Boats – Chain Saws etc.


  • Install Smoke Alarms on Every Level
  • BQ Outdoors – Not In Your Garage
  • Fire safety trifecta – plan, detect, residential sprinklers
  • Electrical Hazards Start Fires – Check Your Home & Farm


  • A Dead or Missing Smoke Alarm Battery Will Not Save Your Family!
  • Take Care - High Winds Can Spread a Fire
  • Don't Burn Outdoors Without a Permit – Call Us!
  • Store Gasoline in Approved Containers


  • Don't Burn Our Farms – Use Your Vehicle Ashtray to Butt Out
  • Maintain Farm Equipment - Reduce Fire Risk To Buildings & Livestock
  • Pull Over For Green Flashing Light – Volunteer Going to an Emergency
  • Practice Your Home Escape Plan


  • Carbon Monoxide Kills – Got Detectors?
  • Keep Combustibles Away From Heat
  • Elderly & Children Most Vulnerable Fire Victims – Call Us For More Information
  • Do You Know Our Emergency Number?


  • Only Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives -  Check Your Batteries!
  • Check Your Chimney for Creosote!
  • Choose Fire Resistant Halloween Costumes
  • Bag Your Leaves – Don't Burn Them


  • Inspect Your Holiday Lighting for Damaged Cords, Plugs & Lights
  • Don't Let An Unattended Burning Candle Kill Your Family!
  • Test Your Smoke Alarms Monthly
  • Have Your Heating System Checked


  • Give Space Heaters SPACE
  • Keep Your Xmas Tree Watered & Away  From Heat Sources
  • Don't Leave Xmas Lights Unattended
  • Hosting a New Year's Party? Keep it Safe From Fire