Georgina Fire and Rescue Services’ mission is to provide the utmost professional and competent service through our commitment to quality and excellence in the community for our citizens and visitors
We provide a range of services to residents and visitors in the Town of Georgina. These include fire suppression, medical aid response, motor vehicle accident response, hazardous material response, ice/water rescue response and fire prevention/public education.
We also provide public education, enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and investigate causes of fires. Our services and mandate are outlined in our Establishing and Regulating By-Law.
Our department runs as a composite department with three fire stations that provide 24-7 protection to our residents.
Keep your vents clear!
Keep your vents clear – it could save your life! Snow covered exhaust vents on your house can allow the appliance exhaust to fill your home putting you at a high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. As protection, clear snow and ice away from your vents and install working CO alarms outside your bedrooms.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety
Keep your home free from the silent killer known as carbon monoxide. Fuel fired appliances that are not working properly produce this odorless, colourless, tasteless gas that is harmful to the human body as it prevents your blood cells from absorbing oxygen. CO poisoning symptoms are very similar to the flu without a fever and could kill you if you are exposed to the gas for a long period of time or a high amount of the gas all at once. Protect yourself and your family by installing working CO alarms in your house and testing them monthly. This will give you the early warning you need to get everyone out of the house and call 9-1-1. For more information check out this link: http://cosafety.ca/#intro
Help us help you - Keep your fire hydrant clear!
Clear the snow away from the fire hydrant by your property. In a fire every second counts if the hydrants are covered in snow it will take firefighters longer to get water to extinguish a fire.
Reminder Regarding Ice Safety
Georgina residents are reminded that no ice is safe ice. Use caution when heading out on the ice. Know the condition of the ice before you go out and take into consideration the recent changes the weather may have had on the ice. Be sure to tell someone your plans, where you will be, with whom and what time you are expected back at shore and always wear the appropriate clothing and ensure you wear a certified flotation device.
For more ice safety tips check out https://www.yrp.ca/en/crime-prevention/ice-safety.asp
NO TIME TO SPARE
Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Here are some practical ways to be prepared:
- Create a home escape plan.
- Practice your home escape plan with the family to ensure everyone know what to do in the event of a fire emergency.
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside the sleeping areas - working smoke alarms will give you the early warning you need to escape the home if a fire starts.
- Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside every sleeping area. This is for houses that have fuel fired appliances or an attached garage.
- Test your smoke and CO alarms monthly to ensure they operate.
- Practice fire safety in your home - remove fire hazards before a fire starts.
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CAMPFIRES/ OPEN-AIR BURNING
Whether you are having a recreational campfire or open-air burn on your property, you could be invoiced/ fined if you are:
- Burning without a permit
- Burning anything other than natural wood/brush
- Burning too close to combustibles/ property boundaries and roadways
- Not following other sections of the by-law
Annual permits are available for residential and/or farm properties and expire December 31.
- $35 for residential
- Farms require an inspection, please call to book an appointment
SUPERIOR TANKER SHUTTLE SERVICES ACCREDITATION
What is Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation?
Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation is a program of the Fire Underwriters Survey that recognizes a fire department’s ability to shuttle water by way of tanker trucks to fight fires in areas far from municipal hydrants.
The basic requirements for accreditation are:
1. Within five minutes of the first pumper arriving at a fire scene, firefighters must be able to deliver a minimum of nine hundred (900) litres/minute (200 gal/min) of water; and
2. Maintain that water flow uninterrupted for two hours.
How Does Accreditation Benefit Residents?
Insurers utilize the information provided by the Fire Underwriters Survey to set property insurance rates in Canada. They are advised that Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accredited areas may be rated as ‘hydrant protected’.
As a result of this accreditation, residents who own detached dwellings within 8 km (by road) from any of the three fire stations may be eligible to receive a cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from insurers in Canada. These stations include;
• Keswick – Fire Station #1-4 – 165 The Queensway South, Keswick, ON L4P 3S9 - clickfor certificate.
• Sutton – Fire Station #1-6 – 37 Snooks Road, Sutton, ON L0E 1R0 - clickfor certificate.
• Pefferlaw – Fire Station #1-8 – 270 Pefferlaw Road, Pefferlaw, ON L0E 1N0 - clickfor certificate.
Regardless of the potential impact on insurance rates, the Tanker Shuttle Accreditation indicates the Town of Georgina Fire and Rescue Services ability to transport water to rural fire scenes to protect our residents.
Personal Lines Fire Insurance Classification – DPG 3B(S) – Flow Rate of 273 IGPM For more information on our Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation please contact 905-476-2332.
Fire and Emergency Services Staff
- 1 Fire Chief
- 1 Deputy Fire Chief
- 2 Administrative Assistant
- 2 Public Educator/Fire Prevention Inspectors
- 1 Fire Prevention Officer
- 1 Training Officer
- 40 Full-Time Firefighters
- 60 Volunteer Firefighters
HEADQUARTERS/ MAIN OFFICEKeswick Fire Hall (Station 1-4)
165 The Queensway South
Keswick, ON, L4P 3S9
Sutton Fire Hall (Station 1-6)37 Snooks Road Sutton, ON
Pefferlaw Fire Hall (Station 1-8)270 Pefferlaw Road Pefferlaw, ON
We also support our community partners in their efforts to ensure the health and welfare of our citizens are in good hands: