Selwyn Fire Department Crest

The Selwyn Fire Department's Mission is to provide dependable service to the 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.

Selwyn Fire consists of five fire halls serving a large, rural geographical area. We have over 80 volunteer firefighters who are supported by a full-time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Assistant Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Administrative Assistant, and Training Coordinator.

What We Do

We respond to approximately 1,150 call per year. These include calls for fires (structural and open air), fire alarm activations, carbon monoxide alarms, motor vehicle accidents, rescue, emergency medical assistance, and natural disasters.

Burn Ban Status

Burn Ban Lifted SymbolAs of October 10, 2023, the burn ban has been lifted.
Campfires are permitted at this time, with the exception of ‘built-up’ areas.  Residents are reminded to be familiar with the Township's Open Air Burning By-law. 

Burning conditions can change at any time. Residents must verify the current conditions prior to burning. To do this, please call the Fire Department at 705-292-7282 or check:

Burn Permits

Burn Permits

Planning a small fire? The Ontario Fire Code requires that all open-air burning must be approved by Fire Services. Selwyn Township's Open Air Burning By-law 2021-034 regulates open air fires and burn permits in our community. 

Apply for a Burn Permit

Burn Permit

Burn permits can only be issued by the Selwyn Fire Department at Hall 1, 833 Ward Street, Bridgenorth. For more information, contact 705-292-7282.

Burn permits are required for any fire that is not a campfire or outdoor fireplace.

  • Burn barrels are not permitted in the Township
  • Open Air Burning (such as campfires and outdoor fireplaces) is not permitted in built-up areas (Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Ennismore, Young's Point, and Woodland Acres).
  • Burning of noxious materials, leaves, grass clippings or compost is not permitted.
  • You don't need a burn permit for:
    • Campfires (fire pit or fire container)
    • Certified propane and natural gas appliances, fire pits, fire tables, or barbeques that are TSSA approved
  • For everyone's safety and enjoyment, please ensure that all Open Air fires conform to the Township's Open Air Burning By-law 2021-034.
  • A 1:10 “ratio for fire safe distance” must be established. For example, a fire measuring 2 feet in diameter requires 20 feet of clearance in all directions.

Fire Container and Campfire Diagram


There is A $20.00 fee for an Open Air Burn Permit (cheque or cash only).

Fire Hall Locations

Your insurance company may ask you the distance from your home to the closest fire hall. You can find this information on Google Maps or Peterborough County Maps

Hall 1 - Bridgenorth

Location: 833 Ward Street, Bridgenorth

Hall #1 Bridgenorth

Hall 2 - Lakefield

Location: 45 Concession Street, Lakefield

Hall #2 Lakefield

Hall 3 - Young's Point

Location: 2738 Fitzpatrick Road, Young's Point

Hall #3 Young's Point

Hall 4 - Curve Lake

Location: 1964 Curve Lake Road, Curve Lake 

Hall #4 Curve Lake
Hall 5 - Ennismore

Location: 801 Tara Road, Ennismore

Hall #5 Ennismore

Other Information

Volunteer With Us!

If you are considering becoming part of our dynamic team as a Volunteer Firefighter, the first step is to submit an application form. Being a Volunteer Firefighter can be a very rewarding experience and at the same time, contribute to the safety of the whole community.

Recruitment Information Package

Volunteer Firefighter - Application Form

Applicants are required to live in the community or within close proximity to either of the fire halls and be a minimum of eighteen years old.

For more information regarding joining our team, contact the Selwyn Fire Department at 705-292-7282.

Fire Prevention
Visit our Fire Prevention page
Loss of a Structure in a Fire

In order to reduce the assessed value of your property, complete Form 357.

  • Select "section 357" as the application type
  • Select "Razed by fire, demolition or otherwise - 357(1)(c)" as the reason for application

If you have any questions, please contact the Selwyn Finance Department

Water Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation

Residential properties within 8 kilometres and commercial properties within 5 kilometres 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 Water Tanker Shuttle Service Certification.

Successfully completing the test, regardless of the potential impact on insurance rates, indicates that the Selwyn Fire Department demonstrated an ability to effectively transport water to fire scenes throughout our community.

Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Certificate - Passed September 14, 2019

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
  • Maintain the flow uninterrupted for two hours

Check the Fire Protection Survey Services Website for our listing under tanker shuttle list.


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