The Greater Madawaska Fire Department is a volunteer department that consists of a full time Fire Chief, a part time Deputy Fire Chief and volunteer responders. The fire department consists of two halls, one in Griffith and one in Calabogie:

  • Calabogie Station: 12470A Lanark Rd, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0
  • Griffith Station: 25991C Highway 41, Griffith, ON K0J 2R0

For more information please read the Townships Burning By-Law 81-2016.

Open-Air Burn Permits

Current Fire Ban

There is currently No Fire Ban in effect in the Township of Greater Madawaska.

 Fire rating - high

Levels of Fire Bans

The Fire Chief may, at any time, issue a fire ban based on the local conditions:

  • Level One (1) – fire ban is in effect, no person shall at any time set, maintain, or allow any open air fire other then:
    • Campfire
    • Enclosed barbeques fueled by propane or charcoal
    • Outdoor furnaces
    • Fireworks with extreme caution
    • All burn permits are suspended; no new burn permits will be issued
  • Level Two (2) – fire ban is in effect, no person shall at any time set, maintain, or allow any open air fire of any kind other than:
    • Enclosed barbeques fueled by propane or charcoal
    • Outdoor furnances
    • All Burn Permits are suspended; no new burn permits may be issued
    • NO campfires, ban busters
    • NO BURNING OF ANY KIND

Fines

Any person who is caught burning during a fire ban or without permit will be subjected to fines through the Provincial Offences Act outlined in the Schedule “A” and “B” of the Burning By-Law 81-2016.

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 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.

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