Fire Services

 

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Message from the Fire Chief

Fire Protection is a municipally funded and delivered service that is regulated by provincial statute through the Fire Protection and Prevention Act 1997. This Act and subordinate regulations, such as the Ontario Fire Code, standards, communiques, guidelines, and Municipal Bylaws form the framework of our service mandate, and determine how we serve the residents and visitors of our community.

The Greenstone Fire Department provides prevention and protection services from six sector fire stations, and responds to fire alarms, fires, auto extrication/rescues, and hazardous material spills.

Fire Stations are located in Beardmore Ward, Geraldton Ward, Longlac Ward, Nakina Ward, and in the Rural Wards in Caramat and Jellicoe. Volunteer Sector Chiefs and Deputy Sector Chiefs staff the stations with a compliment of 110 to 120 Volunteer Officers and Firefighters. The overall operation of the Greenstone Fire Department is managed by the municipal Fire Chief.

The Greenstone Fire Department maintains and operates a fleet of 10 pumpers and 5 rescue units, along with various scout and command units. We have a full complement of specialized  rescue and extrication equipment as well as the tools and equipment required to fight structural fires.

In recent years the Greenstone Fire Department has responded to the expected calls for assistance from community, as well as train derailments, aircraft accidents, and prolonged highway closures. We have also been involved in internal evacuations of our own residents when hazards threatened.

Additionally, Greenstone Fire Department personnel provide key assistance when communities other than ours are forced into evacuation due to threats from floods or fires. To date we have hosted over 12000 evacuees in our community, providing them with shelter, food, and security.

Our team takes great pride in what we do to serve our community, and want you to know that when you need us, we will be there to assist.

 

Jim Runciman

Director of Fire Services/Fire Chief
Phone:  1-807-854-1100  ext 2007
Fax:  1-807-854-1947
Email:  jim.runciman@greenstone.ca