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Message from the Fire Chief

Welcome to the Essex Fire Department’s official webpages.

This website is an important tool to facilitate official communication about fire services and fire safety.

The Fire Service has identified a three-pronged approach to a total community fire safety program:

  • Public fire safety education
  • Fire prevention inspections and enforcement under the Ontario Fire Code
  • Emergency fire response

We hope this website will assist you in becoming more aware of our efforts in these three areas and, most importantly, the fire safety measures you can take to protect your family and property.

Our service is provided by the Town of Essex and supported by municipal taxes. We are regulated by the provincial Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997. The Office of the Fire Marshal for the Province of Ontario monitors services and provides guidelines to municipalities regarding fire protection under this legislation.

Our webpages include a number of links that will provide you with a host of fire service and safety information. Interested in firefighting apparatus? Check out our Facilities and Equipment page. Looking for fire safety activities for children? Check out our Kids Zone and our Teachers Zone.

We are interested in your feedback and suggestions to make our site as customer friendly as possible. Please feel free to contact us.

Our most important asset is the dedicated group of committed and highly trained individuals who make up our department. We hope you will join our team by educating yourself and your family to be as fire safety conscious as possible.