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Central Manitoulin Fire Department

Call 911 if you have an emergency.

Call 310-Fire (3473) to report a fire.

Know the rules for any fires!  Follow By Law 2020 14 for Open Air Burning.

Central Manitoulin Volunteer Fire Department provides 24-hour emergency response service. The Fire Department covers a geographic area of 428 square kilometres.

The Volunteer Fire Department currently consists of 28 members.

  • Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • Seven Captains
  • Nineteen Firefighters

There are four fire halls in the Municipality of Central Manitoulin.

  • Hall # 1 – Spring Bay Hall
  • Hall # 2 - Mindemoya hall
  • Hall # 3 - Sandfield/Big Lake Hall
  • Hall # 4 - Providence Bay Hall

The fire halls have a total of seven trucks.

  • Four pumper trucks
  • Three water tankers

Burn permits are available for $5.00 at the Municipal Office at 6020 Highway 542, Mindemoya, ON. To determine if you need a burn permit review By-Law 2020-14

Call 705-377-5726 for more information on Burn Permits.

Fire Chief Phil Gosse was appointed in September 2021. Contact Fire Chief Gosse at 705-282-7367 or email

The current rating is low

By Law 2020 14 is a by-law to provide for the regulation of open-air burning and precautions while burning. The by-law contains several conditions that you need to know for having a fire.

Volunteer with the Central Manitoulin Fire Department Today!

Send your completed applications to:
Municipality of Central Manitoulin C/O of Phil Gosse
P.O. Box 420 Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0


Everything you need to know about having a fire is in By-Law 2020-14. The by-law provides for the regulation of open-air burning and precautions to be taken while burning.

There are several items to consider when setting a fire
Set fires in safe conditions.
• Don't set a fire within 8 metres of structures or combustible objects
• Don't set a fire in burn barrel in a non-designated area
• Don't set a fire without burn permit when a permit is required for specific types of open-air burning. (i.e. brush and clean wood products)
• Don't burn prohibited materials
• Don't set a fire between 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
• Have a competent adult person in charge/control of the fire
• Don't leave or abandon unextinguished fires
• Have fire control tools or extinguisher readily available
• Don't reduce visibility on a highway
• Don't cause a fire that spreads
• Don't start a fire that impacts neighbours adversely
• Don't set a fire during a Municipal Fire Ban
• Don't set a fire in a Restricted Fire Zone
• Don't set a fire on highway or asphalt
• Don't set an unauthorized fire on Municipal property
• Don't set fire in a prohibited areas
• Don't set an oversize campfire
• Don't hinder or obstruct an officer

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