Fire Department

The Village of Point Edward takes pride in its Fire Department and firefighters, who are dedicated to provide an efficient and effective response to emergency situations and to provide fire prevention activities for children and families. The range of programs is designed to proudly protect the lives and properties of the residents in the community. The Point Edward Fire & Rescue consists of a full-time Fire Chief and Fire Prevention Officer as well as 30 volunteer firefighters. Fire Services have broadened over the years and the firefighters are first responders in a number of areas, including:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Assist
  • Auto Extrication
  • Ice and Water Rescue
  • Carbon monoxide detection
  • Emergency Planning and Management

In addition, the following services are provided as part of the Fire Prevention Programs:

  • Inspection programs for businesses;
  • Planned activities during Fire Prevention Week in October of each year including:
    • Working with the children at Bridgeview Public School for the entire week;
    • ‘Plan for Escape’ – Sirens will be heard as the firefighters travel through the Village to meet with families to check their fire escape routes from their homes;
    • Hazard House – displays the areas in a house that could create a fire hazard or risk;
  • ‘Alarm for Life’ program where the firefighters check to ensure that residents have their smoke detectors installed and that their batteries are working.
Child strapped to upright gurney with neck brace smiling flanked by 2 other children with neckbraces. there are also two fire marshals flanking the child in the gurney.





If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the fire department please click on the link below.

Volunteer Application


Open Air Burning

The Ontario Fire Code – Regulation 388/97 states the following:

Article – “Open air burning shall not be permitted unless approved, or unless such burning consists of a small, confined fire, supervised at all times and used to cook food on a grill or barbeque.”

Bill 84 – The Fire Protection and Prevention Act states in Part VII, clause 28(3)(b) – “an individual, in the case of an offence, for contravention of the Fire Code, a fine of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both. If a Corporation is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000.”

Open Air Burning By-Law 28 of 2015 (PDF)

Fire chief standing next to a Dalmatian mascot dressed in a yellow firesuit.










211: Your Number for Information During Emergencies:Press Release

Public safety information – Emergencies can happen anytime, so be prepared all the time.


Chief Doug MacKenzie

(519) 337-9911

Fire Prevention Officer Rick MacGregor

(519) 337-9911

Community Emergency Management Coordinator Claudio Palleschi

(519) 337-9911