About the Fire Department

About the Fire Department

Diagram of New FirehallThe mission of the Collingwood Fire Department is to serve the community by providing protection from fire, life threatening emergencies and dangerous conditions through education, prevention, rescue, suppression and basic life support services.


The Collingwood Fire Department receives its authority through Provincial legislation and the Fire Chief is ultimately responsible to Town Council for the delivery of fire protection services.

Fire Prevention Week

Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Collingwood Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

Visit the Sparky link for fun fire prevention activities for kids:   http://www.sparky.org/ccodesgame/sparky_platformer.html.

The safeathome.ca also has great activities for their "Learn not to Burn" initiative, including fire safety videos and games.

Some content reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA.

New Fire Hall

The new 18,000 sq ft Fire station has a fully functioning Emergency Operations Center and an educational center for the public and children. The state of the art building is designed for a 30 year build out and can accommodate a crew of 10 per shift.


Screen shot of Fire Hal from Suana Ray YouTube video

Fire Fighter Detoxification

Leading fire stations are installing medical grade saunas to detoxify fire fighters after a fire. SaunaRay designed a made in Canada solution for the world's most toxic profession.

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Learn more about SaunaRay Detox Systems


Collingwood Fire Station

A video tour of the Collingwood Fire Station.

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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Collingwood Fire Hall to learn about the many health and safety features incorporated into this state-of-the-art facility.

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Fire Apparatus

Pump 1 2008 Seagrave

Pump 1 2008 Seagrave

Rescue 1 2010 Pierce

Rescue 1 2010 Pierce

Tower 1 2010 Peirce 95 ft mid mount platform

Tower 1 2010 Peirce 95 ft mid mount platform

Tanker 1 2005 Seagrave 2000 us gallons

Tanker 1 2005 Seagrave 2000 us gallons

Pump 2 2003 Seagrave

Pump 2 2003 Seagrave

Car 1 2012 Ford Expedition SPP Command vehicle

Car 1 2012 Ford Expedition SPP Command vehicle


Burn Permits

Open Air Burning Permits ARE REQUIRED for ALL outdoor fires within the Town of Collingwood. For further information please contact the Fire Department at 705-445-3920.

How to Obtain an Open Air Burning Permit:

Open Air Fire graphic

Where: Collingwood Fire Department 45 High Street, Collingwood
When: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Fee: $30.00 (cash)
What: Regulations for Open Air Burning are provided in By-law 2015-097.



Safety Information

Cooking with Care Strike Out Smoking-materials Fires
Everyday Electrical Safety Candle with Caution
Healthy Heating Safety 101
Emergency Preparedness  


For further information on preventing home fires contact the Collingwood Fire Department at 705-445-3920 or your local fire department.

Department Contacts

Fire Chief
Ross Parr   
Phone: 705-445-3920 x7502

Deputy Fire Chief
Dan Thurman   
Phone: 705-445-3920 x7501

Fire Prevention Officer
Robert Bolt   
Phone: 705-445-3920 x7504

Fire Prevention Inspector
Carl Prochilo   
Phone: 705-445-3920 x7505

Administrative Assistant
Rose Madigan   
Phone: 705-445-3920 x7503


Collingwood Fire Department
45 High Street
Collingwood, ON  L9Y 4V4
Tel: 705-445-3920
Fax: 705-445-7361


Additional Information

Recall notice
Firex Carbon Monoxide Alarms (2008)

Safe Student Information
Safe Student Accomodations 101

Fire Safe Student Accommodations Parent Guide