The Township of Greater Madawaska

Fire Department

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Our Mission

To provide a wide range of effective fire suppression, rescue, safety and related services to the residents of and visitors to Greater Madawaska to make it is a safe place to live, work and play!

Our Values

  • Service
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

Our Vision

To achieve organizational excellence by:

  • Utilizing customer centered service provision strategies
  • Developing fire prevention and emergency operations programs that address the needs of our community
  • Acquiring, allocating and deploying community appropriate resources
  • Investing in staff development to develop appropriate skill sets
  • Advancing an organizational culture that embraces safety, openness and teamwork
  • Investing in new and emerging technologies as a means to achieve greater operational and communicative efficiency and effectiveness

Risk Management Philosophy

  1. We will risk our lives a lot, if necessary, to protect saveable lives.
  2. We will risk our lives a little, and in a calculated manner, to protect saveable property.
  3. We will not risk our lives at all to protect lives or property that is already lost.

Everyone Goes Home is our organizational motto!!

Current Burning By-Law 81-2016

Darryl Wagner
Fire Chief
Email: Darryl Wagner
Seniors And Special Needs Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program

Between the years of 1998 and 2014, 29% of all fatal fires in Ontario involved persons 65+. These statistics show when it comes to fire, adults over age 65 are at greater risk than any other group. As most fire deaths occur in the home, it is important that older people know how to protect themselves.

Fire Extinguisher Awareness

It is an objective of the Greater Madawaska Fire Department to have all residents of our Township who may be required to use a fire extinguisher capable of doing so with confidence.

Smoke and CO Alarms

It is the law for all Ontario homes to have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. With this previously announced Fire Code amendment now in effect, it is hoped there will be a reduction of the number of preventable fire-related injuries and fatalities. The amendment covers single family, semi-detached and town homes, whether owner-occupied or rented.

Fire Education and Safe Living Partners

Fire Departments across Ontario have developed alliances with various organizations and resource agencies to make information and services available to the residents of the jurisdiction which they serve. Please take some time to visit these sites and take advantage of the resources available through them! Each is a valuable source of information on various topics that can help you you’re your family safe and informed.

Home Escape Plan

Survive A Fire In Your Home … Plan Your Escape Today!

Anyone who has lived through a fire will tell you what a terrifying experience it is. Unfortunately, many people who experience fire never get a chance to tell their story – to warn others of the dangers of fire.

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning – a home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced.