Timmins Fire Department

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Timmins Fire Department
Timmins Fire Department logo.jpg
Operational area
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Address133 Cedar St South, Timmins, ON P4N 2G9
Agency overview
Established1911 (1911)
Employees36 (2022)
StaffingCareer and volunteer
Fire chief Berny Stansa
Facilities and equipment
Stations 7
Engines 6
Trucks 2
Rescues 6
Tenders 3
Airport crash 2
Rescue boats 2
Official website
Timmins Fire Hall (Ward 5) Fire Department in Timmins, Ontario.jpg
Timmins Fire Hall (Ward 5)

The Timmins Fire Department provides fire protection, technical rescue services, hazardous materials response, and first responder emergency medical assistance to the city of Timmins, Ontario.



The Timmins Fire Department is headed by the Fire Chief who is assisted by the Deputy Chief. The department consists of 28 full-time firefighters. The jurisdiction of the Department is covered by seven wards consisting of volunteer firefighters. [1]



The Department was established in 1911, after a devastating fire which destroyed the community of South Porcupine. The fire destroyed over 2,200 square kilometres (850 sq mi) of land, 73 people were killed and there was $3 million worth of property damage. Locals gathered inside of a box car owned by the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway. The Town of Timmins was incorporated the next year. [2]

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  1. "Recruitment - Careers with the Timmins Fire Department". Timmins Fire Department. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  2. "History of the Timmins Fire Department". Timmins Fire Department. Retrieved 2011-07-02.