Georgina Fire and Rescue Services
The mission of Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is to provide the utmost professional and competent service through its commitment to quality and excellence in the community for residents and visitors.
Georgina Fire and Rescue Services provides a range of services to residents and visitors in the Town of Georgina including:
- fire suppression
- medical aid response
- motor vehicle accident response
- hazardous material response
- ice/water rescue response
- fire prevention
- public education
- enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code
- investigation of the causes of fires
Our services and mandate are outlined in the Establishing and Regulating By-law. The department runs as a composite department with three fire stations that provide 24-7 protection to residents.
Holiday fire safety
Make sure your home is ready to take on the holidays. Whether enjoying a quiet holiday or having many loved ones over, ensure your home has working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Test your alarms monthly by pressing the test button. If the device does not operate, change the battery or replace the device. Only working alarms save lives.
Create a home escape plan and look for two ways out of every room. Practice your plan with everyone in your home and discuss your plan with all family and friends who visit over the holidays.
Unattended cooking is the number one cause of fires. Prevent cooking fires by always staying in the kitchen when you are cooking. Alcohol is often a contributing factor in cooking fires. Be alert. If you have consumed alcohol, drugs or medication that makes you drowsy, consider ordering in.
Holiday decorations are often flammable. When decorating this year, place your decorations and Christmas tree at least one metre (three feet) away from all heat sources. Check your lights and cords for damage. If you notice frayed or cracked wires, replace the cords before putting up your lights. Always use power bars with surge protectors.
Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
What3Words is a mobile phone app that can help Georgina Fire and Rescue Services get to you sooner. If you’re lost or need emergency assistance, use the free What3Words app to find the three words for your location, then give them to the emergency services over the phone. This way, emergency responders will know your exact location. Before your next adventure, download the app from Google Play or Apple App Store.
Fire and Rescue Services staff
- 1 Fire Chief
- 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs
- 2 Administrative Assistants
- 2 Public Educator/Fire Prevention Inspectors
- 1 Fire Prevention Officer
- 1 Training Officer
- 40 Full-time Firefighters
- 60 Volunteer Firefighters
Keswick Fire Hall (Station 1-4)
165 the Queensway S.
Keswick, ON, L4P 3S9
Sutton Fire Hall (Station 1-6)
37 Snooks Rd.
Pefferlaw Fire Hall (Station 1-8)
270 Pefferlaw Rd.