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Fire Department and Emergency Preparedness

In Tay Township, the Fire Chief is responsible for delivering fire protection and also fulfills the role of Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC).  

Tay Township Fire and Emergency Services Department Recruitment

Please see our Employment & Volunteer Opportunities page for information on Volunteer Firefighter recruitment.

In this section you can find more information about Fire Prevention and our Emergency Preparedness and Management Programs.

Fire Prevention

For tips about Fire Prevention be sure to check out the Office of the Fire Marshal's website for information about: 

Also be sure to educate your family on an ongoing basis about Fire Prevention.  Fire Prevention Week is an excellent opportunity to share information with others that could save their life.  The theme for Fire Prevention Week in 2020, October 4-10, is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!".

Check out the Ontario Fire Marshal's Fire Prevention Week website and watch the video below about Fire Safety in the Kitchen.

Emergency Preparedness

In the event of a local emergency, are you prepared? Personal preparedness for a potential emergency is the first step to help keep your family safe. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours after any major emergency, as it could take emergency workers some time to get to you.

When a disaster occurs, emergency workers focus their initial efforts on helping people who need immediate, urgent assistance. As a result, if your neighbourhood is not in immediate danger, it may take time for workers to clear roads and restore utilities to your area. Therefore, it is important to be prepared to cope without regular services and assistance for a period of time.

There are four steps you can take to help you and your family prepare for an emergency:

  • Know the Risks
  • Make a Plan
  • Prepare a Kit
  • Know What to Do

Tips on preparing for emergencies

Information for people with disabilities

It is recommended that anyone with a disability register with Tay Fire and Emergency Services. Some resources to assist those with disabilities are:

For more information and resources on specific emergencies, please visit:

Severe Weather Links