Springwater Fire and Emergency Services works with Simcoe County Paramedic Services and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to protect our community. Our fire department has over 90 volunteer firefighters, supported by a full-time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Training Officer and Fire Prevention Officer. Services include:
- Emergency response and fire suppression
- Fire safety inspections and training
- Public education and outreach
- Emergency management
- Enforcement of open air and recreational burn permits
Our Master Fire Plan sets a blueprint for the future of Springwater Fire and Emergency Services.
| We have four active fire stations across Springwater:
Springwater Fire & Emergency Services is a composite fire department with a compliment of five full-time staff and approximately 100 volunteer fire fighters operating out of four fire stations located in Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midhurst and Minesing and protecting an area of 536.3 square kilometres.
The department’s core services include fire prevention/inspections/code enforcement, public education and emergency response. To assist in mitigating the fires in our communities, the Fire Prevention Division delivers fire prevention programs such as Learn Not to Burn, Older Wiser, Play Safe Be Safe, Ask Sparky and TAPP-C. The division also partakes in Fire Prevention Week and many other events throughout the year.
The Operations Division responds to many types of emergencies such as, but not limited to, medical emergencies, fires, motor vehicle collisions, hazardous material response and shore-based water incidents.
Through the Training Division, the dedicated men and women of the department are well-trained and certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. They are also committed to providing excellence in customer service and professionalism. If you would like to become a member of our team, I would ask that you visit the recruiting section for more information on how to apply.
In closing, I would ask all residents to exercise sound fire safety practices by ensuring working smoke alarms on every level of your home, installing carbon monoxide alarms and having a home escape plan that is practiced by all family members on an annual basis. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Yours in Fire Safety,
Fire hydrants must have at least 1.2 metres of space around them at all times. If you have a hydrant close to your property, please keep it clear of snow, trees and other vegetation.
Tanker shuttle accreditation
The Tanker Shuttle Accreditation is an equivalency to the minimum requirements for hydrant protection as set out by the insurance industry. The requirements for this accreditation are stringent and verify that the fire protection district is capable of delivering the minimum accepted fire flows to detached dwellings throughout the fire protection district within 8 km by road of all Fire Stations and 5 km by road of a water supply point.
Emergency management team
Combined with intergovernmental assistance, our Emergency Management team implements our Emergency Response Plan and raises awareness in the community about emergency preparedness.