Message from the Fire Chief

Chief Courtney Allen

Courage – Passion – Honour

At the core of the Meaford Fire Department are the members who live in the Municipality. Located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, the Meaford Fire Department is comprised of two full-time staff members (The Fire Chief and a Fire Prevention & Public Education Officer), a shared administrator who is also the Community Emergency Management Coordinator for the Municipality, and 35 dedicated volunteer firefighters. Our volunteers are your neighbours, friends, and family members. They are employees of local businesses, business owners, welders, soldiers, and a Pastor. They are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters - but they are all professionals above all else.

From our beginnings in 1887, the steadfast firefighters of Meaford have been selflessly responding to emergencies within the community, providing an all-hazards capability. Our members respond to fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle collisions, extrication, hazardous materials incidents, and rescues from water/ice, steep terrain, and confined space. Our volunteer firefighters are well trained and dedicated to serving you.

We have excellent working relationships with all our neighbours here in Grey County, bringing a more comprehensive level of protection to all our collective municipalities through Mutual Aid and Automatic Aid agreements. Working together with our key partners like ITFD, we can collectively provide a superior level of protection and access to a broader range of resources for the municipality of Meaford.

I have the privilege of leading this talented team as we remain dedicated to the community and committed to the pursuit of its continued safety.

- Courtney Allen, Fire Chief

If you have ever considered becoming a member of our department, I encourage you to look at our recruiting section, learn all you can about what we do and come and talk with us. Do you have what it takes to fill these boots?


Our Mission

Protecting Our Heritage and Our Future

Our Values

Courage | Passion | Honour


History

The Meaford and District Fire Department (M&DFD) was established when St. Vincent Township signed an agreement with the Town of Meaford in 1985. Euphrasia Township then joined in 1986. After amalgamation in 2001, the Municipality of Meaford built a new fire house on Stewart Street. It officially opened in September of 2009.

Today, the Meaford Fire Department responds to over 200 calls per year out of the Stewart Street Fire House. We have a fleet of 5 apparatus: Rescue, Pumper, Tanker, Wildland Tanker, Aerial, and 2 support vehicles covering over 500 square kilometers. Our response area covers Meaford’s downtown and the rural area, including the Canadian Armed Forces 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford (4 CDTC).


 

An Antique Firetruck
The Bickle

The Bickle is Meaford's antique Firetruck Circa 1938. Although it is no longer in use, it is a great example of antique firefighting equipment. You can see it on display at the Meaford Fire House.

Old Fire Hall
The Old Fire Hall

The original Meaford Fire Hall is located next door to Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre in on Nelson Street. Although it is no longer home to the Fire Department, the building is a downtown icon with its bright red doors and bell tower overlooking the harbour.

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