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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.

Campfires and open-air burning

Open Air Burning

Residents are reminded they can have recreational fires to roast marshmallows and hot dogs. These fires are 2x2 and must be extinguished by 1 a.m. Make sure you read the  Open-air Burning 2020 Quick Reference Guide and Open-air Burning By-law.
The Fire Services administrative building at 165 the Queensway South is closed to the public and open-air burn permits and agricultural burn permits are not being issued. For property owners that have 2020 permits, they are allowed to burn. 
Every resident who has an agricultural or open-air burn permit must call in and provide their permit number and the date they are burning. The automated line is 905-476-2332 or 905-476-5167. For those who do not have permits for agricultural or open-air burning, they cannot burn.

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

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.

Watch the video below.

No Time to Spare Video - click to watch

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 kilometres (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 - Certificate  

• Sutton – Fire Station #1-6 – 37 Snooks Road, Sutton, ON L0E 1R0 -  Certificate

• Pefferlaw – Fire Station #1-8 – 270 Pefferlaw Road, Pefferlaw, ON L0E 1N0 -  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, 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

Contact Information


Keswick Fire Hall (Station 1-4)

165 The Queensway South
Keswick, ON, L4P 3S9
Phone:           905-476-2332
Fax:               905-476-7740

Sutton Fire Hall (Station 1-6)

37 Snooks Road
Sutton, ON

Pefferlaw Fire Hall (Station 1-8)

270 Pefferlaw Road
Pefferlaw, ON

Community Partners

We also support our community partners in their efforts to ensure the health and welfare of our citizens are in good hands:

·       York Region Paramedic Services

·       York Region Public Health

·       York Region Police (YRP) Services