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Fire and Emergency Services
We proudly serve a community of more than 12,500 people.
South Stormont Fire Protection Services covers an area of 447.5 square kilometers containing some 5,200 structures.
The Township is proud of the approximately 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.
South Stormont Fire and Rescue is comprised of four volunteer fire stations, Long Sault,Ingleside, Newington and St. Andrews West.
Each station houses one pumper, one heavy rescue unit and one tanker truck with the required emergency equipment. The department delivers the following services:
- Fire suppression and property conservation;
- Fire prevention public education;
- Ontario Fire Code fire inspections and enforcement;
- First response with defibrillator;
- Ambulance assistance;
- Auto Extraction (heavy hydraulics);
- Hazardous Material Response (Awareness Level 1) ; and
- Shore base water rescue.
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.
New Fire Hall in St. Andrews West
Construction of the new Fire Hall in St. Andrews West has begun. The project is scheduled to be completed by July, 2017.
Construction progress photos from March, 2017:
Construction has begun:
South Stormont Fire and Rescue is proud to present the Home Fire Safety Inspection 2016!
Residents may book an appointment to have their home inspected by South Stormont Fire and Rescue free of charge. This will help homeowners identify and correct any hazards and ensure all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms are working properly. If you are interested in having your home inspected.
Carefor Health & Community Services Clients
The Township of South Stormont Emergency Services, in cooperation with South Stormont Senior Support Services, are offering free fire prevention home inspections for Carefor Health & Community Services Clients. Please click here for more information.
SMOKE ALARMS AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS - IT'S THE LAW IN ONTARIO
For fire inspections, to advise us of a fire safety concern or any other fire related matter, please contact the Fire Chief under the "Contact Us" tab.
Please remember, DIAL 9-1-1 for a FIRE – POLICE – AMBULANCE EMERGENCY
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.