The Selwyn Fire Department consists of 5 Fire Halls, 86 Volunteer firefighters, including 3 full-time staff members, 8 Pumper Trucks, 1 Tanker Pumper, 5 Rescue Units, 3 Rescue Boats, and 2 - 60 Kilowatt mobile generators.
Personnel respond to an average of 700 emergency calls a year over a large geographical area that is mostly rural. Strong fire prevention and education programs are in place to help protect life and property in the Township.
2016 Fire Department Annual Report
Burn permits are required for any fire that is not a campfire or outdoor fireplace. Burn barrels are not permitted in the Township and open air burning (such as campfires and outdoor fireplaces) is not allowed in built-up areas.
For everyone's safety and enjoyment, please ensure that all open air fires conform to the Township By-law.
Burn permits can only be issued by the Fire Department at the Bridgenorth Fire Hall (833 Ward Street). For more information, call 705-292-7282.
Move Right for the Green Light!
The Selwyn Fire Department wants to remind everyone traveling on our roads, that a flashing green light in a vehicle signifies a volunteer firefighter responding to an emergency. It is common courtesy to pull over to the right and allow them to pass.
Fires - Reduction of Assessed Value
Have you experienced the loss of a structure as the result of a fire? In order to reduce the assessed value of your property, please complete and return the application under Section 357 of the Municipal Act.
Members of the Township Fire Department will provide dependable service to municipality in a responsive fashion, while showing care and compassion for those in need.
We will protect lives, property and the environment through fire prevention, public education, disaster preparedness, fire suppression, rescue and medical care.
The members of this department, working together will provide a professional and caring environment that is fair, honest, ethical and that treats all individuals with respect and dignity.
We are here to help.
It is the vision of the Selwyn Fire Department to be known as a progressive and innovative Fire Department.
Providing the finest in fire, rescue and emergency services by utilizing the best personnel, training and equipment and creating a work environment that promotes the health and welfare of our members.
We will create a commitment to excellence through professionalism, honesty, integrity and respect for our customers and each other.
Emergency and Fire Services Supplied
- Fire prevention and inspection services
- Public education services
- Response to all fire types
- Emergency medical response - level A
- Vehicle accidents and extrications
- Ice & Water Rescue
- Farm, home & industrial accidents
- Public hazards
- Hazardous material incidents, awareness level
- Search & Rescue
- Mutual Aid and Automatic Aid response and Fire Protection Service Agreements
Water Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation
The Water Tanker Shuttle Service test is administered by Fire Protection Survey Services staff. To achieve the accreditation the Fire Department must be able to:
- Within 5 minutes of the first apparatus (pumper) arriving on the fire scene (test site), be flowing a minimum of 200 gallons per minute of water and
- Maintain the flow uninterrupted for two hours
The test site must be within 8km of a fire station and must be at least 5km from the location where the tankers are reloaded.
As a result of successfully completing the test, the Township of Selwyn Fire Department was given the following rating:
- "Water Tanker Shuttle" listing for Residential properties
- "Water Tanker Shuttle" listing for Commercial properties
- We achieved 2295 liters/minute (505 GPM)
Homes within 8km and Commercial properties within 5 km of any of our fire halls have the opportunity for a reduction in insurance premiums. Residents must check with their insurance company as some do not recognize the superior tanker shuttle certification.
- Bridgenorth F.S. #1 - 833 Ward St.
- Lakefield F.S. #2 - 45 Concession St.
- Young's Point F.S. #3 - 2738 Fitzpatrick Rd.
- Curve Lake F.S. #4 - 1964 Curve Lake Rd.
- Ennismore F.S. #5 - 801 Tara Rd.
Successfully completing the test, regardless of the potential impact on insurance rates, indicates that the Township of Selwyn Fire Department demonstrated an ability to effectively transport water to fire scenes throughout our community.
Check the www.fpss.ca web site for our listing under tanker shuttle list.
A copy of the accreditation is available here: Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Certificate - Passed July 5, 2014
If you require further information or assistance please contact the fire department
Gord Jopling, Fire Chief