Fire & Emergency Services
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Important Information Regarding Responding to Fire & Emergency Situations
If you find yourself in the unfortunate scenario where fire or a health/accident related emergency occurs, please take the following steps:
- Get out and stay out - exit the fire area/building immediately, close doors behind you, and let people know there is danger by shouting “FIRE" upon exiting.
- Call 911 from a safe location.
- Establish an accountability (i.e. number of people who may still be in the area/building) and be prepared to provide information to the first emergency service that arrives (i.e. Fire, Paramedic services, or Police)
- Assist Emergency Services by staying back out of harm's way. Emergency services need room to work - move vehicles off roadways and ensure all people stay away and clear.
- Wait for emergency services to indicate the fire area/building is safe (i.e. “all clear") to re-enter before considering re-entry for any purpose.
Practicing your home escape and evacuation plans better prepares you for emergencies. Please keep these 4 key life-saving tactics in mind:
- LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home and take action to prevent fire from starting.
- LISTEN for smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. There is no time to spare in a fire - early detection gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
- LEARN two ways out of every room in your home. Practice an escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.
- GET OUT & STAY OUT - when smoke alarms sound in an emergency, get out immediately and call 9-1-1 from outside. Never re-enter a burning building.
Please take time to review the following sources for additional information and resources:
Are You Prepared for Emergencies?
Oro-Medonte Fire & Emergency Services is reminding residents about the importance of preparing themselves and their families for a wide-range of potential emergency situations.
Take the steps to be prepared:
- Know the risks
- Make a plan
- Get a kit
Please take the time to review the following sources for additional information and resources:
Grown-Ups - Children don't always awake when the smoke alarm sounds. Know what your child will do before a fire occurs.
Get more information on smoke alarms and escape planning at:
About the Fire Department
Our Fire Department is comprised of 155 volunteer firefighters with a full time Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and Fire Prevention Officer. Oro-Medonte covers a land area of 61,000 hectares, stretching from the northern border of Barrie and Lake Simcoe to the southern fringes of Orillia and north to Tay and Severn Townships, as well as providing emergency assistance to our neighbouring communities through mutual aid agreements.
Fire Station Locations
The Fire Department headquarters is located at:3375 Line 4 NStation #3 Horseshoe ValleyPhone: 705-487-2171Fax: 705-835-5884
- Station #1 - Shanty Bay - 300 Line 3 South
- Station #2 - Hawkestone - 375 Line 11 South
- Station #3 - Horseshoe Valley - Headquarters - 3375 Line 4 North
- Station #4 - Rugby - 1904 Old Barrie Road East
- Station #5 - Warminster - 1911 Warminster Sideroad
- Station #6 - Moonstone - 5668 Line 7 North