Obtaining a Fire Incident Report
After a fire occurs, property owners, tenants, insurance companies, or other parties may request a copy of the Fire Incident Report to verify that the fire did indeed occur. The report contains a summary of basic information pertaining to the incident that was collected in accordance with the reporting requirements of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
To obtain a copy of a Fire Incident Report, a request must be made in writing to:
Town of Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services
4800 South Service Road,
Beamsville, Ontario L0R 1B1
The request must include the following information:
· Name and contact information of the person requesting the report
· Municipal address of the property
· Property owner name(s)
· Date of the incident
In accordance with the Town of Lincoln Fees and Charges By-Law, there is currently a fee of $100 to obtain a Fire Incident Report. Payment of the prescribed fee must be provided with the request. Cheques should be made payable to the Town of Lincoln. Please do not mail cash.
The Fire Incident Report will be only provided to the owner of the property, and to agencies or individuals who provide proof that the owner authorizes the release of information to them. If the owner wishes another party to receive a copy of the Fire Incident Report, a completed Authorization To Release Information form should be attached to the request.
If information beyond that which is contained in the Fire Incident Report is required, or if the requestor does not have the consent of the property owner to obtain a copy of the report, access to information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act may be requested by contacting the Director of Corporate Services/Clerk.