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Protective Services

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Welcome to the Protective Services Department. The Protective Services Department is comprised of the Fire Department, Municipal Enforcement, and Emergency Measures. The Director of Protective Services oversees the department with the assistance two full-time Municipal Enforcement Peace Officers and 38 paid on-call firefighters.

Please take the opportunity to view the Fire Department, Municipal Enforcement and Emergency Measures web pages to see all that the Protective Services Department has to offer. Feel free to call or drop by the Fire Department if you have any questions regarding Protective Services Department responsibilities.


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 Protective Services Department Contacts

Director of Protective Services

Cyndy Hammond

(867) 777-8637

Duty Officer


(867) 678-5379


Municipal Enforcement Peace Officer

Matt Hogan

(867) 777-8616

Municipal Enforcement Peace Officer

Aaron Waighorn

(867) 777-8616

Department Fax


(867) 777-8607

In case of EMERGENCY ONLY, call (867) 777-2222.

Municipal Enforcement Emergency/after hours number: (867) 678-2196

 Fireworks Permits
Please be advised that Fireworks are regulated in the Northwest Territories by the Fire Works Regulations of the Fire Prevention Act.   Any person who wishes to sell, offer for sale, give, purchase, possess, store or set off fireworks shall apply to the Fire Marshal for written authorization.  For more information on how to obtain fireworks, please refer to the community notice.
 Burn Permits

2019 Burn Permit Notice

Burn Permits can be picked up at the Town Office front desk or at the fire hall.  Permits must be signed at the fire hall.  Please call us ahead at (867) 777-8611 to ensure someone is available.

Permits are valid only within the Town of Inuvik.

Burning Permits are approved with the following conditions:

The fire shall be:

  • away from other combustible material such as dry, tall grass, overhanging trees
  • a manageable size
  • preferably in a contained space such as a fire pit, barrel
  • attended at ALL times

Burning material must be clean wood.

No plastics or rubber are to be burned.

An extinguishing agent must be available at all times.

The fire must be fully extinguished.

ENR fire danger ratings must be referenced and adhered to at all times.