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West Nipissing Fire Service

Richard Maranda, Fire Chief
225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON
P2B 1T1
Tel: (705) 753-1171
Fax: (705) 753-6935



Is Your Cottage Safe?


FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers Associations) distributed an "Elert" on fire safety in October, 2011. Check the FOCA elerts web site and open the special June 1, 2011 editon "Is Your Cottage Safe?"

Firefighting – Upgraded Equipment


At the 2011 Annual General Meeting, the UFRCA membership approved two motions passed previously by the Board of Directors to assist both Riverview Cottages and Sandy Haven in upgrading their fire-fighting equipment.
For years, Leonard Dokis had been the primary first responder to any emergency, be it medical or fire or some other situation that requires immediate attention. In the past few years, Todd Thomas has been assuming that role in the Sandy Island area. We are pleased to assist both in their capacity to fight fires more efficiently, and we continually and sincerely thank them for their prompt responses to emergency situations.
It should be noted that the response from Sandy Haven by Todd and many others to the fire on August 10, 2010 (see below), did not go unnoticed by the West Nipissing Fire Department. As a result of the successful efforts in containing the fire with less than professional equipment, the WNFD has provided a state-of-the-art WAJAX pump and hose that will be stored at Sandy Haven during their summer operating season.
At the 2011 Board of Directors , the Board also committed to upgrading its own fire pump which is stored at Walter Harley’s cottage on Elliot Island. We will be purchasing 50 feet of additional hose for the pump.

A list of available water pumps is HERE.

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