Members of the committee

  • 1st in charge: Patrick Proulx – councillor
  • 2nd in charge: Peter McHarg – councillor

Responsibilities

  • Régie incendie de l’Est (Fire Department)
  • Emergency measures
  • Inter-municipal fire protection agreements
  • Hydrant system
  • Control of domestic animals
  • Police

Fire safety

Conditions – permit regarding the lighting of an open-air fire

To obtain a permit for an open-air fire, the following conditions must be met:

  • Be in possession of a municipal permit (free)
  •  To have, at all times, a responsible person on the site
  •  To have fire extinguishing equipment present on the site at all times
  •  To limit the height and the diameter of combustibles to burn at 2 meters
  •  Not use tires or material made of rubber, plastic or any other toxic product
  •  To extinguish any fire if the velocity of the wind exceeds 20 km/hr and ensure that the fire is located at a good distance from any element susceptible of burning or exploding
  •  Not to leave the site before completely extinguishing the fire

Such a permit for an open-air fire is non-transferable.

Additional Information

Pets

Registration of cats and dogs

The renewal of all cats and dogs licences will take place from January 15th until February 15th. All pet owners will receive before the end of January their renewal notice; please take note that the invoice must be paid before February 15th.

You no longer have a pet? Your address has changed? You pet is not registered at the Eastern Townships SPA?

Call the Licence Department of the Eastern Townships SPA at 819 821-4727 (option 4).

A New Companion? A New Home?

Was a new feline or canine companion welcomed in your home? Have you moved to a municipality served by the Eastern Townships SPA? According to the municipal bylaw, you must register your pet within 15 days after his or her arrival or after moving into your new home. To do so, you have three options:

  • Contact the SPA at 819 821-4727 option 4, Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
  • Visit the SPA shelter, Monday to Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Fill out the registration form available at www.spaestrie.qc.ca, under the button “Se procurer une licence” (on the right-hand side of the screen), under the section “Enregistrement d’un animal et obtention d’un médaillon” and send it back to the Eastern Townships SPA. Do not pay the licence immediately; you will receive an invoice shortly.

The ID Tag : THE Return Ticket Home

According to the Eastern Townships SPA statistics, more than 3,000 cats and dogs get lost every year in the area served by the organization. When wearing their SPA ID tag, 99% of these pets return home compared to 15% without the SPA tag.

If your pet gets lost, the Eastern Townships SPA ID tag shows that he or she has a guardian somewhere. If your pet is found by a citizen, that person will be able to reach the SPA thanks to the phone number indicated on the tag; if instead your pet ends up at the SPA shelter, he or she will return home just as easily thanks to the code engraved on the tag which corresponds with your contact information.

Your Pet Is Missing?

Contact the SPA Right Away

The Eastern Townships SPA ID tag is, without a doubt, the best way to identify your pet and to insure his or her safety. However, as small as it may be, there is a risk that your pet loses its ID tag.

That is why it is important to contact the SPA as soon as you notice that your pet is missing. By reporting it right away, you improve your chances of finding your companion quickly.

Act quickly! Call us at 819 821-4727.