Selwyn Fire Department

Selwyn Fire Department Crest

Chief Gord Jopling

Township of Selwyn Fire Department
PO Box 270
833 Ward Street
Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1H0

T 705-292-7282 - F 705-292-8634
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About the Selwyn Fire Department

Selwyn Fire Department CrestThe 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 1000 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. 

Fire Department Annual Report

Municipal Services on Private or Unassumed Roads

Notice From Health Canada - Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate

In August 2019, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management issued a news release which drew attention to the dangers of ethanol fuel appliances or firepots. 

On October 9, 2019, Health Canada issued a notice to interested parties to warn them about the dangers and risk mitigation measures for certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and certain portable firepots that use pourable fuels.

Notice to interested parties – Danger determination and risk mitigation measures for certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and certain portable firepots that use pourable fuels

News Article: Health Canada issues safety alert, prohibits the sale of some ethanol-fuelled firepots

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.
Barn Fire Prevention

Barn fires can be tragic events for farmers, and the loss of livestock, buildings and equipment can be devastating in many ways.

Approximately 40 per cent of all barn fires are caused by faulty electrical systems, which is one of the leading causes of barn fires.

Regular inspections and maintenance are key to reducing the risk of a barn fire.

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Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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 1887 liters/minute (415 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 web site for our listing under tanker shuttle list.

A copy of the accreditation is available here: Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Certificate - Passed September 14, 2019.

If you require further information or assistance please contact the fire department

Gord Jopling, Fire Chief
Tel: 705-292-7282



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