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trent lakes fire department logoVolunteer Firefighthers Proudly Serving
Their Community

In an EMERGENCY ONLY call 911 and ensure that all visitors, guests at your property know the 911 address, including the fire route number if you are located on a private road.

 A Message from Fire Chief Don Mitchell:

It gives me great pleasure to reassure the residents of Trent Lakes that when it comes to emergency situations your fire department is there for you. Trent Lakes Fire responds to fires, extracations, medicals and rescue calls. We have four stations that are spaced throughout the community to serve you. Our equipment compliment consists of: 

  • 4 Rescue Units
  • 3 Pumpers
  • 4 Pumper Tankers
  • 3 ATVs and Rescue Stretchers
  • 3 Boats

We also have seasonal rescue equipment. Your fire department currently has 50 firefighters who are on call 24/7 to serve our community.

Ever Considered Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter?

Your firefighters are part of about 17000 volunteer firefighters in Ontario. Each individual firefighter brings a different skill to the table which is why we have such a dynamic organization. Some of the different trades our firefighters work at are; business owners, carpenters, truck drivers, paramedics, school teachers and mechanics to name a few. Being a volunteer firefighter offers many rewards including the unbelievable feeling of helping someone else out in your community in their time of need. Should you be interested in joining our team contact Chief Mitchell at 1-800-374-4009 or 738-3800, Extension 230 to learn more about how you can help our community and yourself.


                firefighters fighting a controlled burn

Working smoke/heat detection devices help save lives and property!!
Ensure the devices in your home are working today!

Ministry of Natural Resources:
Current Fire Situation

For more information on the MNR Current Fire Situation, please click here.  

Current Fire Index Level:  MODERATE 


Fire Hall Locations:

  1. Buckorn Fire Hall - 1718 Lakehurst Road
  2. Cavendish Fire Hall - 8 Community Complex Drive
  3. Galway Fire Hall - 569 Galway Road
  4. Oak Shores Fire Hall - 1300 Northern Avenue

Burn Permits Required:

A Municipal Burn Permit is required for all open air burning. Permits are free of charge and must be annually renewed. In signing the Burn Permit you are agreeing to comply with all rules contained on the permit. For a full list of the Burn Permit Rules and Regulations, please click here

Permits are available from the Municipal Office, both Public Libraries, and at any of the four Transfer Stations.

Outdoor Burning

The Municipality uses the Ontario Fire Code Regulation for "Open Air Burning" (Article and the Ministry of Natural Resources Forest Fire Prevention Act to control a potentially dangerous fire condition.

There are no open air fires permitted between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from April 1 to October 31 of any given year. 

A responsible adult MUST supervise and have adequate tools and water supply on hand to contain the fire.

These restrictions can be superceded by wind conditions and/or any FIRE BAN ORDER issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources or the Municipality of Trent Lakes Fire Department.

Fire Bans

When the Municipality and/or the Ministry of Natural Resources puts a fire ban in place we immediately place a notice on the Burn Permit Telephone Line, this number is located on your burn permit. Fire Index signs have been erected at all four (4) Fire Halls, as well as the Municipal Office. We also inform the public through the local news media (radio, newspapers, TV).  Always call the Burn Hotline before you do any burning.


Should you have any questions or require further information regarding outdoor burning or any information regarding the Municpal Fire and Rescue Services, please call:

Chelsea Carpenter
Fire Administrative Assistant
(705) 738-3800, Ext. 230 or 1-800-374-4009 (705 area code only)