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OPEN ACCESS™ Fire Alarm Monitoring – Where Can I Get It?

OPEN ACCESS LOGOBy now, you know all about FMC’s long standing partnership with OPEN ACCESS™, an enhanced fire alarm monitoring service which electronically retransmits fire alarm signals directly to the appropriate fire department’s CAD system.  You know that it has been independently proven to reduce fire department response times.  You also know that it is completely compliant with CAN/ULC-S561.  You probably also know that it significantly reduce the potential for error in the alarm dispatching process.

What you may not know is where the service is currently available.  OPEN ACCESS™ is available to any building looking for fire alarm monitoring in 11 different dispatching fire departments throughout Ontario.  Each fire department throughout Ontario does not necessarily dispatch for themselves, and certain departments dispatch for multiple communities.

OPEN ACCESS™ is currently available in the following dispatching fire departments (bolded, moving West to East), and below each the communities they serve:

  • Windsor
    • Windsor
    • Tecumseh
    • Amherstburg
    • Harrow
    • Essex
    • Belle River
    • Maidstone
    • Lakeshore
    • St. Clair Beach
  • St. Thomas
  • Stratford
    • St. Marys
    •  Mitchell
    • Milverton
    • Sebringville
    •  Listowel
    •  Atwood
  • Woodstock
    • Woodstock
    • Embro
    • Drumbo
    • Springford
  • Cambridge
  • Guelph
    • Guelph
    • Harriston
    • Fergus
    • Elora
    • Palmerston
    • Erin
    • Arthur
    • Mount Forest
  • St. Catharines
    • St. Catharines
    • Grimsby
    • Beamsville
    • Vineland
    • Fort Erie
    • Port Colborne
    • Thorold
    • Welland
    • Fonthill
    • Haldimand County
    • Lincoln
    • Pelham
    • Parts of Norfolk County
  • Niagara Falls
  • Peel Region (Brampton & Mississauga)
    • Brampton
    • Caldeon
    • Mississauga
    • Palgrave
    •  Streetsville
    • Malton
  • Oshawa
    • Oshawa
    • Whitby
    • Bowmanville
    • Port Perry

If your city isn’t listed here, contact your local fire department and ask why this live saving service is not available in your community, or contact us.

Testimonial & Case Study

  • "Fire Monitoring of Canada impressed us with their efficient, professional manner – an approach that not only inspired confidence, but resolved existing service issues with another alarm service provider." - Administrative Coordinator
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  • "Their monitoring & service personnel are knowledgeable, helpful and responsible." - Facilities Manager
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  • "The FMC technician was exceptionally professional in the performance of his duties. He was very organized, focused, safety minded" - Asset Manager
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