Huntsville Fire Department
About the Huntsville Fire Department
The Town of Huntsville Fire Department operates out of two Fire Stations, Station One located at 1 Payne Drive in Huntsville and Station Three at 387 South Mary Lake Road in Port Sydney.
Station One houses the full time staff consisting of the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Prevention Officer, Mechanical Officer, Training Officer and Administrative Assistant. There are approximately sixty volunteer firefighters working out of the fire halls in Huntsville and Port Sydney.
The Huntsville Fire Department responds to emergencies using a fleet of modern apparatus and utilizes state of the art fire suppression and extrication equipment. The most recent addition is a new UTV that will be used for off-road rescues and fighting brush fires.
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department has an Equivalency Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation.
Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative
We are the first "Built for Life" Fire Department in Canada.
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition works with Fire Departments to promote home fire sprinklers in order to prevent fire deaths and reduce property damage.
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department has been recognized for their ongoing initiatives in advocating for sprinklers in residential buildings.
Home Sprinkler Systems - a smart choice
Every year, more than 400 Canadians die in fires in their own homes. In only three minutes, a room can become engulfed in flames. Those at highest risk are the very young and older adults who may have difficulty making a quick escape.
In the time it can take the Fire Department to arrive on the scene, fire sprinklers can control or possibly put out the fire. In 90 percent of cases, fires are put out with just one fire sprinkler. Fire sprinklers protect property, save lives and may even help cut homeowners' insurance premiums. Fire sprinkler systems along with working smoke alarms and a home escape plan provide the ultimate level of protection from the devastating effects of fire.
How Sprinklers Work
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs - Home Sprinklers Opinion Paper
Emergency Preparedness in your Apartment and Condo
if you live in an apartment or condo you should be aware of the evacuation and fire safety procedures for the building.
Following the Fire Safety in Apartments and Condominiums guidelines can help keep you and your family safe.
CO The Silent Killer
CO alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and CO alarms. If your CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location (outdoors or by an open window or door) and call 9-1-1. Remain at the fresh air location until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.
Your local fire department in Muskoka wants everyone to be safe. Make sure your home is protected with working CO and smoke alarms. Contact your local fire department for more information.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It's not just a good idea anymore - IT'S THE LAW!
To keep your family safe:
- install alarms near sleeping areas
- test your alarms monthly
- Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be prevented by following a few simple, preventative measures.
Smoke Alarm Safety
Here's what you need to know!
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home
- Test your smoke alarms every month
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
- Additional information about staying safe with smoke alarms and how to test your alarms are contained in the links below:
More about staying safe with smoke alarms.
Smoke alarm facts and information
Services Provided by the Fire Department
The following services are provided by the Huntsville Fire Department:
If you require information on any Fire Department service please contact us.