Welcome to Windsor Fire & Rescue Services
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF
Windsor Fire & Rescue Services, like all emergency services, is working hard in our community balancing response to those in need with current COVID -19 protocols. We appreciate your patience and understanding; all of our actions are in aid of keeping your family safe and our firefighters healthy and able to respond.
- First and foremost, our ability to respond to your 911 calls is unchanged
- We follow the health protocols set out by the Medical Officer of Health. Please answer our basic COVID – 19 screening questions.
- We have ceased all regularly scheduled inspections and public education activities, but our Fire Prevention Office is still taking calls if you have a fire safety complaint, and to answer your questions. Only immediate threat to life safety inspections will continue to be conducted.
- What can you do to help? Ensure all of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working condition to reduce false alarms. Ensure cooking is never left unattended, candles are used with caution and that you have a have developed and practised your home escape plan.
We can keep our community safe and healthy when we all work together.
Thank you for your cooperation and diligence,
Chief Stephen Laforet
WFRS has temporarily suspended all regularly scheduled inspections and Public Education Activities. Our Fire Prevention Office is open and is taking calls if you have a fire safety complaint and to answer questions. Only immediate threat to life inspections will take place.
Please be advised that the suspension of inspections by Windsor Fire does not constitute an allowance to forgo scheduled maintenance of any of your facility’s life safety systems (detection/ alarm or suppression) or fire safety planning practises that are required under the auspices of the Ontario Fire Code.
Please continue to check our Twitter (@WindsorFire1) and our website for further updates and important fire safety information.
Welcome to the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services website. Here you will find a wealth of information about our fire service, our firefighters, our firefighting history, fire education and fire prevention.
We invite your comments and suggestions and hope your visit is enjoyable and informative.
Ontario’s new mandatory carbon monoxide alarm law – The Hawkins-Gignac Act – requires CO alarms near all sleeping areas.