Wild Northerner Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 34

49

Number of years since the province of Ontario updated the maximum forest fire-related fines. It was last changed in 1968.

Numbers

Numbers

49

Number of years since the province of Ontario updated the maximum forest fire-related fines. It was last changed in 1968.

130

The cost, in millions, fire management in Ontario costs on average per year.

25,000

The maximum number, in dollars, individuals , can be fined for starting a forest fire if found responsible. Maximum fines for corporations are now $500,000.

370

The number of FireRanger positions filled each year in Ontario. Usually 30 percent are new recruits while the rest are returning staff. The number can vary year to year.

626

This is the average total number of forest fires for the past 10 years in Ontario. In 2016, there were 588 fires.

14

Number of MNRF Fire Management Headquarters in Ontario. They are located in Chapleau, Cochrane, Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Haliburton, Kenora, North Bay, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins and Wawa.

130

The cost, in millions, fire management in Ontario costs on average per year.

25,000

The maximum number, in dollars, individuals , can be fined for starting a forest fire if found responsible. Maximum fines for corporations are now $500,000.

370

The number of FireRanger positions filled each year in Ontario. Usually 30 percent are new recruits while the rest are returning staff. The number can vary year to year.