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Emergency Services

Fire Protection is a Municipal responsibility. The Fire Chief manages the resources of the Municipal Fire Department to provide immediate and effective emergency response services to the community, to promote fire safety, fire prevention, and to coordinate emergency planning for the Municipality.

The Fire Halls

The Fire Department consists of two fire halls:

2013 Volunteer FirefightersSioux Lookout Fire Station
39-5th Avenue
Sioux Lookout, ON

Hudson Fire Station
4 – 4th Street
Hudson, ON

The two fire stations have a combined volunteer force of 44 fire fighters. In addition to the Fire Chief, there is one District Fire Chief, one Deputy Fire Chief, six Captains and 35 fire fighters. One Administrative Clerk is located at the Sioux Lookout Fire Station.

Fire Department Equipment

The Fire Department equipment consists of two equipment trucks, four pumper trucks, one Jaws-of-Life truck, an Ice/Water Rescue truck, a Compressed Foam Fire Truck and, the newest addition, a ladder truck. All of this equipment is used to aid the fire fighters in all aspects of firefighting, auto extrication and the rescuing of survivors in ice/water related mishaps.

The Coverage Area

The Fire Department is responsible for 24 hours-a-day coverage of an area of 536 square kilometres, which encompasses Alcona to the east, just beyond Ojibway Provincial Park to the south, Hudson to the west and ten kilometres to the north.

Events

Throughout the year fire fighters perform additional duties such as:

  • Conducting tours of the Fire Halls for the schools to teach students about the operations of the Fire Department.
  • Fire fighters spearhead the annual Santa Clause parade.
  • Assist the Lions Club with their annual July 1st fireworks display
  • Children’s Day during the Blueberry Festival
  • Open house during Fire Prevention week.

Also in place, under the mandate of the Municipality's Chief Administrative Officer, is an Emergency Plan which prepares the community in the event of a major disaster.

© 2014 Municipality of Sioux Lookout