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Special Events

Two girls, one wearing a junior firefighter helmetEssex Fire and Rescue actively promotes fire safety. Every year the Fire Prevention Division sets up booths at local fairs, festivals and special events.

Upon request, the Fire Department can attend your event with a fire prevention booth, put on a fire safety educational session or assist in fire drills. To find out more, contact the Fire Prevention Division at 519-776-7336 ext 1202.

Special events policy

If you are a promoter, vendor or host of an event being held in the Town of Essex, contact Recreation and Culture at 519-776-8992 to review the Special Events Requirements, or fill out the Special Events Application online. This will help to ensure that your event is a fire safe event.


For information on holding a fireworks display, please consult our Fireworks page.