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Fire and Rescue Services

Photo Gallery: Essex Fire and Rescue will appear here on the public site.

New Essex and Fire Rescue LogoCall 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Essex Fire and Rescue provides services and programs in our community to protect lives, property and the environment. We follow the three pillars of fire safety:

  • Public education
  • Inspection and enforcement
  • Emergency response

We respond to service calls for fires (structural and open air), fire alarm activations, carbon monoxide alarms, motor vehicle accidents, rescue, emergency medical intervention with Windsor/Essex EMS, and natural disasters.

Message from the Fire Chief

The Fire Chief is also the Town's Community Emergency Management Coordinator, responsible for coordinating the Town's Emergency Operations Centre in the event of a major incident or emergency. He educates residents about emergency preparedness and trains town staff to respond to potential disasters.

Fire and Rescue stations

Essex Fire and Rescue operates three fire stations. The Fire Administration is located at Station #1.

Station #1 - Essex
55 Alice Street North

Station #2 - Gesto
2610 County Rd. 12
519-776-6476 ext. 16

Station #3 - Harrow
25 Centre St. E.

Our photo gallery includes photos from the Grand Opening of Fire Station No. 1 on February 21, 2013.

Photo Gallery: Fire Station #1 Grand Opening will appear here on the public site.


Essex Fire and Rescue periodically recruits volunteer firefighters. Applications are only accepted during recruitment drives. Postings can be found on our Employment page and in local newspapers.