Fire & Emergency Services

Fire Danger Rating
Current rating is:

Low Fire Danger Rating Indicator


We proudly serve a sub-urban community
of over 18,000 people.

Springwater Fire and Emergency Services is comprised of up to 100 Volunteer Firefighters, Company Officers and District Chiefs, supported by a 5 full-time members, consisting of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Division Chief of  Fire Prevention, the Training Officer and the Administration Assistant, operating out of 4 Fire Stations. 

Core services are Fire Suppression (including basic Tiered Medical Response), Auto Extrication, Fire and Life Safety Inspections and Enforcement, and Training. The Department also issues Burn Permits, ensures compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, participates in Municipal Planning, and oversees Emergency Management and Planning for both man-made and natural emergencies.

Technical Rescue, Advanced Hazardous Materials Response, and 911 Dispatch Services are contracted out to other more specialized agencies.

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Fire and Emergency Services - Key Contacts

Ian Gavet:
    Director of Fire & Emergency Services / Fire Chief (ext. 2031)
Jeff French: 
    Deputy Fire Chief (ext. 2057) 
Jeff Corriveau: 
Fire Prevention Officer (ext. 2047)
Barrett Truax: 
Fire Training Officer (ext. 2048) 

Online Recreational Burn Permits

Link to Online Burn Permit Form (PDF)

Springwater continues to improve its suite of digital service options with the introduction of online Recreational Burn Permits. Also new this year is a fee for all Burn Permits.

Effective February 1, 2016, Recreational Burn Permits cost $15 per calendar year, regardless of the number of fires held. Open Air Burn Permits will continue to be $15, as in previous years.

Restricted Burn Areas
A listing of restricted burn areas has been updated to reflect community growth and fire risks. Any property located within a Restricted Burn Area is only able to obtain a recreational fire permit and is not able to obtain an open air burn permit.

Restricted Burn Areas

Zero Waste - Recycle your Used Alarms
Springwater Fire & Emergency Services is proud to team up with First Alert, to present Zero Waste - an exciting new program that will allow Canadians to recycle their used smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and combination alarms. This is the first national program to give households the opportunity to recycle outdated and used smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms rather than throwing them in the trash. Drop off your used smoke and CO alarms at the Township Administration Centre or at the Minesing Fire Station.

Our Mission
Springwater Fire and Emergency Services is dedicated to providing fire protection services through a wide range of programs including inspections and education, designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by persons or nature.

Fire Hall Locations
The following are the four fire halls located within the Township of Springwater:

Station # 2: 1453 Snow Valley Road, Midhurst
        Station 2 has 20 Firefighters and 5 Officers. 

Station # 3:  2303 Ronald Road, Minesing
        Station 3 is the main location for training and public events. 
        Station 3 has 16 Firefighters and 4 Officers.
Station # 4:  1 Albert Street East, Hillsdale
        Station 4 has 16 Firefighters and 4 Officers.

Station # 5: 7 Patterson Street, Elmvale
        The oldest station serving Elmvale for over 75 years. 
        Station 5 has 20 Firefighters and 5 Officers.

Please note all mail for the above fire halls is forwarded to the Township office located at:
Township of Springwater Administration Centre
2231 Nursery Road
Minesing ON
L9X 1A8
Important Documents
Master Fire Plan 
Letter of Recognition - Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

Contact Us

Phone: 705-728-4784
Ext. 2016
Email: Fire & Emergency Services