Services & Equipment

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Fire & Rescue Services

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service undertakes and provides the following emergency and response services:

  • structural fire fighting including rescue
  • vehicle fire fighting
  • grass, brush and forestry fire fighting
  • 1st response and tiered response services (ambulance assist.)
  • awareness level hazardous materials response
  • MVC's (motor vehicle crashes) including extrication services
  • transportation incidents involving vehicles, trains, aircraft, and water craft
  • water and ice rescue - shore-based
  • water and ice rescue - boat-based
  • community emergency service plan participation
  • public assistance
  • public utilities assistance and police assistance

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service is comprised of a fulltime Fire Chief/CEMC, 6 fulltime fire fighters, and 20 paid on-call fire fighters.

Fire & Rescue Equipment

Two Rescue Vehicles

Rescue 11-6: 2017 Chevy Silverado Four Door Extended Cab - Rescue/Utility

Rescue 11-7: 2013 Dodge - Heavy Rescue Truck equipped with the "jaws of life" servicing the Town of Fort Frances and the Central Zone of the Rainy River District.

Two Pumper Rescues

Pumper Rescue 11-1: 1995 Volvo equipped with 1050 GPM pump, ground ladders and fire fighting equipment.

Pumper Rescue 11-2: 2008 Spartan equipped with 1250 GPM, 28-foot water tower and light boom, ground ladders and fire fighting equipment.

One Aerial Ladder

Aerial Ladder 11-3: 1988 Ford equipped with a 1050 GPM pump, 75 foot hydraulic ladder, and fire fighting equipment.

One      Decontaminaton /Rehabilitation Trailer

Decon/Rehab 11-4: 14 foot trailer equipped with Decontamination and Rehabilitation supplies. Deployed primarily to fire incidents for providing decontamination of personnel, PPE, and equipment, as well as rehabilitation of personnel.

One Command Traile

Command 11-8: 2010 - 28 foot trailer equipped with Fleetnet communcation system for Provincial interoperability. Deployed as a mobile command post, and rehab point or Emergency Operation Centre.

One Marine Response Boat

Marine 11-9: 14 foot Aluminum boat with 25 hp motor that is used for rescue support, and access to municipal islands for fire suppression and prevention duties. 

Two Water Rescue Craft

Oceanid RDC (Rapid Deployment Craft) that is designed for quick deployment after arrival on scene. Very effective for shore based, and open water rescue.