The Blind River Fire department provides 24-hour emergency response services to our community. The department is made up of a full-time fire chief and several volunteer firefighters. We work with vehicles and equipment including:

  • One pumper truck
  • One 107-foot aerial ladder truck
  • One combination tanker-pumper
  • One rescue truck, used for auto extrication
  • One four-by-four utility vehicle, used for bush fires

Fire permits


Study the Flow Chart to see if you require a permit.

You can now apply online for a burning permit by clicking the link above or this link:

Please read the current Burning By-law 

You must have a fire permit if you plan on open air burning in the Town of Blind River. Learn how to get a fire permit and discover more information on types of fires permitted, exemptions, prohibited materials, burning bans and penalties.


Fire safety and education

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Explore our fire safety and educational programs and resources, including:

  • 9-1-1 tips
  • Barbecue safety
  • Carbon monoxide alarms
  • Dangers of grass fires
  • Holiday fire safety
  • Smoke alarms

Become a volunteer firefighter

We're looking for a few good people!  Are you interested in the following? 

  • ‚ÄčDeveloping valuable training and skill-building opportunities
  • Enhancing your personal and professional development by gaining experience in leadership, teamwork, and decision-making under pressure
  • Seizing an opportunity to give back to the community and society
  • Fulfilling a crucial role in ensuring safety and security of your neighborhood
  • Improving your physical fitness and building camaraderie with fellow volunteers 

If you answered yes to any of the above, we want you to join the Blind River Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter.

If you would like to learn more about joining the Fire department or if you would like to apply, you can print an application, fill in and return it to the municipal office or visit our municipal office to pick up an application at:

Town of Blind River
11 Hudson St.
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

Please be advised that our volunteers have no set schedule for working hours and are on call 24 hours per day to respond whenever available. We schedule regular training sessions every second Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.




Volunteer Firefighters are required to respond to

  • Live fires
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Incidents that may be traumatic and could involve members of your community
  • Ground based water rescue
  • Volunteer activities
  • Bi-Weekly training


Volunteer Firefighters should be:

  • Comfortable with heights
  • Comfortable in small or tight spaces
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to follow and understand directions
  • Willing to be paged 24/7
  • Able to respond to calls at all hours of the day and night 
  • Able to safely lift 25lbs
  • Aware of the physical demands of the job, including wearing heavy gear at emergency incidents

Contact us

If you have an emergency and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergencies and questions about the department, please contact the Town Hall by phone at 705-356-2251, ext. 201 or by fax at 705-356-2376, or by email at

Fire station

Our fire station is located at:

Blind River Fire Department
241 Causley St
Blind River, ON, P0R 1B0

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