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
  • 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

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

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 welcome anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with the Town! If you would like to learn more about joining the Fire department or if you would like to apply, please 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. We schedule regular training sessions every second Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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 Fire Chief Ken Raymond by phone at 705-356-2251, ext. 215 or by cell at 705-849-3878, 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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