INGERSOLL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Who we are:
The Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Service is a composite fire service that is made up of both Full time and Volunteer firefighters. With a total compliment of 26 personnel the department is comprised of a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, two Full Time Captains and 22 Volunteer firefighters. The Volunteer Firefighters are comprised of two Captains, two Lieutenants, and 18 Firefighters. Unlike most composite fire services to better serve the residents of Ingersoll the fire station is staffed 24 hours a day. The full time staff are on duty from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and the Volunteer staff are on duty from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am every day. This allows response times to remain constant no matter what the time of day or night.
Equipment and Apparatus:
The Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Services operates out of one station located at 110 Mutual Street, in the heart of the town of Ingersoll. The station was built in 1992 and houses both apparatus and administration.
The Department is well equipped with a modern fleet consisting of two Rosenbauer pumpers – one built in 2009 and the other built in 2013. There is also an 85 foot aerial platform built in 1997. To support fire suppression activities there is a 2010 pickup truck that is both used to pull an equipment trailer use during major incidents and for fire prevention activities. Also part of the fleet is a 2016 pickup truck that is used as a command vehicle by the Fire Chief.
What we do:
Established in 1863 the Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Service has evolved from an enthusiastic group of firefighters equipped with leather buckets and horse drawn steam pumpers to a modern well organized and well trained professional firefighting and rescue service.
Fire Suppression and Rescue:
Your firefighters are authorized to provide the Town of Ingersoll with services such as fire suppression, interior search and rescue at a fire scene, emergency pre-hospital medical care, auto extrication, confined space rescue, high and low angle rope rescue, land based water rescue, awareness level hazmat response, and all general calls for public assistance including carbon monoxide emergencies.
Public Education and Prevention:
The best way to defend against a fire is to stop it before it begins. To help accomplish this we provide a variety of public education services to the community in accordance with the Ontario Fire Marshalls three lines of defence - Public Education, Fire Prevention, and Fire Suppression.
Public education is offered in several ways to meet the expectations of the community. Fire Extinguisher training is provided to industry and visits to both young and old through schools and seniors services are conducted to provide fire prevention education. Community events are attended by fire department personnel to raise awareness of fire safety issues and offer solutions that can easily be incorporated into everyday life.
Fire prevention inspections are conducted in response to a complaint, a request or part of a routine inspection program in an effort to insure that every business and multi-unit residence in Ingersoll meets the intent of the Ontario Fire Code.