The mission of the Brockville Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies, and other disasters.
We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical services, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.
The Administration of the Brockville Fire Department is comprised of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, and the Administrative Co-ordinator. It is the responsibility of these individuals to develop, implement, and oversee the direction of this department.
Fire Chief, Ghislain Pigeon (ext 2501)
Deputy Fire Chief, Renny Rayner (ext 2502)
Administrative Coordinator, Sara Lee (ext 2503)
The communications division of the Brockville Fire Department has four fulltime and two part-time personnel who dispatch all emergency calls to 13 Fire Departments. These people are responsible for information gathering at the time of the call, dispatching the correct department and giving directions to locations for the responding firefighters. These Dispatchers continue to support the on scene departments by contacting police, ambulance, or utilities as required by the Incident Commander. These Dispatchers also page out and request addition help from surrounding departments if requested. Keeping a chronological record of events as they happen and documenting arriving units is also a requirement of the Dispatcher's duties.
The communication department is also the answering service, after hours, for the City of Brockville. It is through this service that after hours calls for Animal Control. City Works and all other city services are paged out to accommodate the needs of the citizens of Brockville.
Fire Prevention Division has basically three mandates
The best way to reduce fire loss is through public education. The Brockville Fire Prevention Division uses the following programs to better educate the public and reduce fire lose:
- Older and Wiser Safety Program for Seniors
- Risk Watch Injury Prevention Program for Children
- TAPP-C Arson Prevention Program for Children
- Hazard House
- Fire Extinguisher Training Unit
- Residential Home Inspection Program
Fire Cause Determination-
Determining how a fire started, who started it and so on helps us to develop and implement educational programs to prevent further fires of the same nature. If the fire was determined to be of other than an accidental nature the Fire Prevention Division assists investigators from Office of the Fire Marshal and the Police Department in the criminal investigation of the fire.
The Brockville Fire Prevention Division has a responsibility to enforce the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code. The Fire Protection and Prevention Act and relevant sections of the Ontario Building Code and other applicable and referenced standards to ensure a minimum level of Life Safety is maintained in the various occupancies of the city. Inspections are done as requested by legal firms, insurance and mortgage agents as well as on a regular basis and upon complaint.
Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Greg Healy (ext 2518)
Fire Prevention Officer, Matt Tyo (ext 2520)
Fire Prevention Secretary, Linda McLennan (ext. 2517)
The Training Division is responsible for assigning the monthly training schedules to each of the four platoons. It is also responsible for providing instruction on specially courses such as: water and ice rescue, confined space, pump operations, driver training, high-rise operations, and auto extrication to name a few. The training division works closely with all divisions within the fire department to ensure that all facets of the duties that we provide to the citizens of Brockville are to the highest standards.
Training Officer - Kyle Karasiuk (613-498-1261 ext 2515)
The Brockville Fire Department has been in existence for many years providing fire protection for the citizens of Brockville. Over the years this service has changed immensely going from horse drawn streamers to modern day custom pumper trucks. The role of the Fire Department has also changed, at first it's sole function was to provide fire suppression but with the ever changing demands of society the new Fire Department finds itself involved in many different activities.
Fire suppression is still the main function of the Fire Department. Providing a quick response in a professional manner to control loss of property and life is the top priority of this department. Well trained personnel and modern equipment deliver this service to our citizens and to the Corporations that call Brockville home.
Rescue is another service provided, our personnel are trained in water rescue, ice water rescue, auto extrication and search and rescue at a fire scene. We also provide confined space training courses.
The Brockville Fire Department is trained as Level 1 Responders to Haz Mat situations, giving us the skills to control the hazard area, identify the hazard and contact the appropriate agencies required to deal with the hazard.
Medical responses have become a major part of the Brockville Fire Department. This Department responds to EMS calls in conjunction with the Leeds Grenville EMS Service. These calls involve all life threatening situations. To be enabled to respond to these calls our personnel are trained in First Aid, CPR and defibrillation.
Brockville Fire Department:
The Brockville Fire Department protects the lives, property and environment of the people who reside in the City of Brockville. Personnel are highly trained to respond to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency incidents including fires, rescues and medical and hazardous-material emergencies.
The Department is also responsible for fire prevention, public education, communications and emergency preparedness. The Brockville Fire Department consists of five Divisions: Administration, Fire Prevention, Firefighting, Communications and Part-Time Firefighting with an employment of 38 full time personnel and 3 part-time dispatchers.
In addition to fighting fires, firefighters perform the following services in our community:
- Auto Extrication
- Emergency Planning
- Hazardous Materials
- Water/Ice Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- Fire Safety Education
- Fire Places and Wood Stoves
- Fire Cause Determination & Investigation
- Training to Industries and other Fire Departments
The Brockville Fire Department has two fire stations and covers a population of 21,000+
Station #1 is located at 61 Perth Street and Station #2 is located at 360 Laurier Blvd.
EMS personnel respond from each fire station. This service is complemented by firefighters who have all received First Responder Emergency Medical Care Training.
The Brockville Fire Department responds to approximately 1,000 calls a year.
If you need to contact any of the firefighters, please contact:
(613) 498-1261 ext 2504