- Fire & Rescue -
The primary mission of the Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Fire Rescue Services is to protect the lives and property of the community we serve, by providing prompt and professional serves in the event of fire, emergencies, disasters or any other event which may threaten public welfare.
The residents of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls have a ready access to a wide range of emergency services, including Fire, Police, Ambulance, Search and Rescue and other allied emergency services such as Community Emergency Management and Mutual Fire Aid.
The Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Fire Rescue Services is comprised of two Stations:
Station 1 at Sioux Narrows and Station 2 at Nestor Falls. Our service includes three pumpers, one rapid attack unit, two utility units and one marine unit.
Our Fire Rescue Services Department is comprised of a dedicated group of local volunteers who are specially trained in the provision of Fire Suppression and Rescue Services. Our Chief of Fire Rescue Services, Tyrell Griffith, is a resident of Sioux Narrows.
Thanks to Tyrell, and numerous dedicated volunteer community members, our service is in compliance with the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Ontario. We have programs in place for Personnel Education/Training, Community Emergency Management, Smoke Detectors and Public Education and Awareness. With provincial funding we have been afforded the opportunity to purchase new equipment and gear. Our Fire Rescue Service Personnel have been participating in ongoing local training, including live-fires and controlled burns. We also partner with other departments in the area, Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue and the Ministry of Natural Resources, to participate in regional training exercises in a wide variety of topics. These training activities provide our fire fighters with the tools they need to effectively provide fire rescue services in our municipality.