Fire Chief Message, Services & Equipment

Fire Chief Message - from Interim Fire Chief Dave Robertson

The present-day fire service is one that stands on a foundation of storied history and ingrained tradition. But it’s also a service and profession that constantly looks to the future. Your Fort Frances Fire Rescue Service is proud to be a part of both that history and that forward-thinking mindset.

Our core mission is to serve and protect the citizens of Fort Frances from all hazards. Which is to say any type of emergency. We work towards achieving that mission every day with a progressive attitude towards always getting better through training and staying current with modern day emergency scene operations – from caring for patients through emergency medicine, to rescuing trapped victims with auto extrication, to managing hazardous materials incidents. And of course, firefighting.

Equally critical to this mission is the prevention and education of citizens on the dangers of fire and other hazards. Helping our citizens understand the dangers of hazards in their home, businesses and gathering places, and giving them the tools to minimize or eliminate those dangers, is just as important as our responding to you when you call 911.

But more important than giving you a sense of what we do, (all-hazards response), how we do it, (through training and sound emergency operations), and who we do it for, (you), is in ensuring that you know that this is YOUR fire department.

As YOUR Fire Chief, I consider myself fortunate to serve you by working with such a truly dedicated, caring, well-trained, and enthusiastic team of exceptional people who have made a commitment to the Town of Fort Frances.

Two Rescue Vehicles

Rescue 11-6: 2017 Chevy Silverado Four Door Extended Cab - Rescue/Utility>

Rescue 11-7: 2013 Dodge - Heavy Rescue Truck equipped with the "jaws of life" servicing the Town of Fort Frances and the Central Zone of the Rainy River District.

Two Pumper Fire Trucks

Pumper 11-1: 2019 Spartan Metro Star equipped with a 6000 LPM pump, ground ladders and fire fighting equipment. Fire Underwriters Survey for Grading Purposes: First Line Duty Fire Apparatus.

Pumper 11-2: 2008 Spartan Furion equipped with a 5000 LPM pump, 28-foot water tower and light boom, ground ladders and fire fighting equipment. Fire Underwriters Survey for Grading Purposes: First Line Duty Fire Apparatus.

One Aerial Ladder Ladder 11-3: 2023 E-ONE HP 78-Foot Typhoon aerial ladder equipped with a 6000 LPM pump. Fire Underwriters Survey for Grading Purposes: First Line Duty Fire Apparatus.
One Decontamination / Rehabilitation Trailer Decon/Rehab 11-4: 14 foot trailer equipped with Decontamination and Rehabilitation supplies. Deployed primarily to fire incidents for providing decontamination of personnel, PPE, and equipment, as well as rehabilitation of personnel.
One Command Trailer Command 11-5: 2010 - 28 foot trailer Deployed as a mobile command post, and rehab point or Emergency Operation Centre.
One Marine Response Boat Marine 11-9: 14 foot Aluminum boat with 25 hp motor that is used for rescue support, and access to municipal islands for fire suppression and prevention duties.
Two Water Rescue Craft Oceanid RDC (Rapid Deployment Craft) that is designed for quick deployment after arrival on scene. Very effective for shore based, and open water rescue.