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South Glengarry Volunteer Fire Department

"Pride, Professionalism, Skill and Integrity"

What we do

Firefighting & Emergency Response

The South Glengarry Fire Department is our first line of defense against fires or other emergencies within our Township. The department trains regularly and is able to provide a number of protective services including technical rescues, river and swift water rescue, hazardous material response and many others.

Public Education & Outreach

By working with the public the fire department helps to protect residents and minimize the risk of fires in the community. The fire department works with local schools and agencies to provide education and also to assist in planning and prepping for emergency situations. By planning and educating we’re able to help keep South Glengarry safe.

 Become A Firefighter

Answer the Call

It’s one of the most challenging and exciting opportunities you can imagine. If you thrive on teamwork, helping those in need and are willing to uphold the respected traditions and values of The South Glengarry Fire Department, we’re looking for you. Pride, Professionalism. Skill and Integrity. These are our core values. If you share them, consider joining the team of experienced professionals with The South Glengarry Fire Department.

We thank you for your interest. The challenge awaits.

Become a South Glengarry Fire Fighter – Is it really for You?

Have you considered being a volunteer firefighter? Being a firefighter seems to be an attractive opportunity to many. Find out more about how and when we recruit members for our integrated service; what we look for and whether being a firefighter is a opportunity for you.

Take a minute to consider the following questions. Answer them as honestly as possible to see if you’ve got what it takes.

  • Are you interested in helping people? Can you get along with people from different backgrounds and cultures?
  • Are you committed to promoting the safety of your community?
  • Do you have time available to commit to responding to calls and taking training?
  • Have you worked as part of a team? Can you work under pressure to support the rest of your team?
  • Can you think on your feet to solve problems, react flexibly and use your initiative?
  • Do you have the sensitivity to deal with members of the public in difficult and emotional situations?
  • Can you take the responsibility for representing a professional service?
  • Are you committed to always maintaining and developing your skills?
  • Are you prepared for working in a role in which you will have to follow instructions from others?
  • Are you someone who is dependable and can be relied on to do something?
  • If you answered yes to all of the above, you may well be able to cope with the challenges of the Firefighter.

We recruit a diverse range of people to become a part of our department. We do, however, have some basic but essential standards that all our recruits must meet. To be considered for selection as a firefighter you:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be a resident of the Township of South Glengarry
  • Will be required to take the necessary Fire training

If you pass the necessary tests, you can look forward to a volunteer position that gives you the chance to form incredibly strong bonds with the rest of your team and touch the lives of many ordinary people.


Still interested? If you would like more information, please drop off your resume and Expression of Interest Letter the Township of South Glengarry, Municipal Office – 6 Oak Street, or email to drobertson@southglengarry.com


Expression of Interest Letter

 Fire Stations

The Township of South Glengarry's Fire Chief is Dave Robertson. Chief Robertson oversees the Township's five Fire Stations:

Station 1: Glen Walter - 6650 Bray Street

Station 2: Martintown - 4850 County Rd 20

Station 3: Williamstown - 19652 John Street

Station 4: Lancaster- 221 Military Rd

Station 5: North Lancaster - 21136 Concession 5 Rd

2023 Burn Permit Application 

Burn Permits - Township of South Glengarry

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Program

Program Information


Other Fire Department Documents and Forms

Police Services

Policing Services for the Township of South Glengarry are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). For emergency police services, call 9-1-1.

Paramedic Services

Paramedic Services throughout the Township of South Glengarry are provided by Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services. As the regional designated delivery agent for Land Ambulance Service, the City of Cornwall maintains 7 ambulance stations throughout the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

CN Services

CN is committed to maintaining positive and proactive communications within South Glengarry Township.

For questions or non-emergency concerns, such as:

  • Noise (e.g. train whistling)
  • Condition of property and crossings (e.g. grade crossings, rail ties, etc.)
  • Environment (e.g. vegetation, grass cutting, trees, etc.)
  • Permits and/or flag persons
  • General operations (e.g. train speeds, hours of operation, etc.)

Please contact the CN’s Public Inquiry Line (PIL) either by phone at 1-888-888-5909, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, or by email at contact@cn.ca. It is important that all citizens’ inquiries go through the PIL in order for CN to accurately monitor and analyze concerns and resolutions across our network.

CN Police staff are also available for emergency or safety related issues, such as trespassing on tracks, unlawful activity, crossing signal defect, etc. Residents should contact CN Police either by email at CNPoliceTipLine@cn.ca for non-urgent suspicious activities or by phone at 1-800-465-9239 for emergencies.

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