Emergency & Safety Services


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Township of Tyendinaga Fire Department
 Fire Chief James Oliver


The Township of Tyendinaga Fire Department was formed in 1992 by a dedicated group of residents concerned about the rising costs of purchasing protection from outside the municipal boundaries.

A special thanks to that group including Wayne Prest, Paul Hanna, John Hill, Claire Kennelly, Glen McMechan, Bruce Demille and Dan Callaghan along with countless other volunteers from the community. Without their dedication and forethought, we would not have the progressive fire department we have today.The Fire Hall is located at the corner of Melrose Road and Weese Road along with the Municipal Office, the Library and the Roads Department.

The department responds to calls for assistance for fire emergencies as well as medical assistance to the ambulance and motor vehicle accidents.The Fire Department also provides fire prevention and inspections upon request for residents. If your group is interested in a speaker attending your meetings to speak on Fire Prevention, the department would be pleased to attend.Our fleet of apparatus includes a pumper truck, two tanker trucks, a rescue truck, a pick up truck and a side by side for off road use.Thirty dedicated and irreplaceable volunteers respond from our one station at Melrose.

The Township of Tyendinaga Fire Department has achieved the Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation from Fire Underwriters through the use of developed water sources throughout the Township. Residents who are within 8 km of the Fire Hall should enjoy a better insurance rate.

Becoming a Volunteer Fire Fighter:

Join a dedicated group dedicated to developing their skills through training and responding to emergencies.

Tyendinaga Township Recruitment Handbook
Volunteer Application Form 2009

Fire Permits

Fire Permits are obtained at the Municipal Office.  "Yearly" permits (based on a calendar year January to December) cost $20 and "One-time" permits cost $10.

All controlled burns are to be called in to 1-855-930-1990. Please follow the prompts for who is having the fire, the permit number, type of fire and the location of the fire. 

Fire Marshall

Visit www.ofm.gov.on.ca for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall.

Fire Prevention




You can avoid panic, protect or limit damage to your property and possibly save lives when a disaster strikes if your prepared. Know the risks, make a plan and get a kit.

Everyone has a responsible role in Emergency Preparedness planning. Follow these links to learn how your community is prepared, and how you and your family can prepare for a disaster or an emergency.

Links to Emergency Preparedness Information

Emergency Management Ontario

Hastings County

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