THE PERTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief Steve Fournier leads the 31 volunteer members of the Perth Fire Department. The department is comprised of a Deputy Chief, four Captains, ten Driver/Pump Operators, with the remaining 16 members as firefighters. The Perth Fire Department is ready to respond to all types of emergencies including fires, carbon monoxide alarms, vehicle collisions, hazardous spills, ice water rescue, and ambulance assists.
The Perth Fire Department considers training its 31 members to be of the utmost importance and schedules regular training twice a month. The Ontario Fire College offers enhanced and specialized skills training utilized by our members to ensure a high level of compentency in all services offered by the department. The members of the department are strongly committed to the department and to the citizens of Perth. There are countless hours involved in training, responding to fire calls, and additional voluntary commitments such as Canada Day Fireworks, Maplefest, Muscular Dystrophy, Smoke Alarm Program, Santa Claus Parade, Garlic Festival, and the Perth Fair. All of the members are proud to be an involved in our close-knit community.
The department fleet includes a 100’ aerial ladder truck, two 1040gpm pumpers, an ice water rescue van, an equipment van, as well as a personnel truck.
The Department still has Perth's first motorized apparatus, a 1939 American LaFrance pumper purchased for $9505.00. The truck is still operational although it was last used at the Library fire in 1980. We also have two of the old hand pumpers that were used back at the turn of the last century. These items are considered antiques and are used in parades and for display purposes.
If you have questions or require assistance with any aspects of fire safety, please contact our Fire Prevention Officer, Pete Echlin, during regular business hours at 613-267-5574.
Training Session Photos
Below are a few photos of the training sessions conducted twice a month.
Joint training session with the BBD&E Fire Department
Follow the links below to take you to helpful websites.
Common Smoke Alarm Questions
Ontario Fire Marshall's Website
The Ontario Fire Code
The Fire Marshall's Public Safety Council
For The Kids