FIRE - Call 911 For Emergency Services
South Stormont Fire and Rescue is comprised of 4 volunteer fire stations, Long Sault, Ingleside, Newington and St Andrews. The overall operation is conducted by Fire Chief, Gordon Mills.
Each station has, on average, 24 trained volunteers. Training is an essential part of being an effective fire fighter. If you are interested in volunteering with your local fire station, please contact the applicable Deputy Fire Chief, noted above.
A vehicle with a flashing green light on the dash indicates that a volunteer firefighter is responding to an emergency call. Please be courteous and yield the right-of-way.
Each station houses one pumper, one heavy rescue unit and one tanker truck with the required emergency equipment. The department delivers the following services:
Through Mutual Aid, the department also provides assistance to neighbouring fire departments when required.
In addition to maintaining their training requirements, fire department volunteers are also involved in education and fire prevention. Their involvement includes annual Trade Show exhibits, involvement at the Stormont County fair, the Antique Car Show, smoke alarm program, fire extinguisher program, fire prevention coloring contest and fire safety knowledge with the local schools, day care centers and a public education program for seniors.
The Township of South Stormont has demonstrated a positive political climate insofar as to the protection of life and property is concerned. Township Council has promoted positively fire services by providing personnel and resources to effectively protect the community. The Township has been active in expanding the fire service delivery by including defibrillation as first responders.
Fire Protection services covers an area of 509 square kilometers containing some 5200 structures.
The Township is proud of the 96 volunteer firefighters who are highly trained and led by our Fire Chief. Emphasis is placed on training to ensure that the community continues to receive the high level of service it has come to expect.
Your volunteer fire department is made up of dedicated, involved, community minded persons who train, develop and present fire prevention and public education programs, and respond to emergencies. Your support is important, and we thank you for it.