Fire and Emergency Services



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Whitby Fire and Emergency Services (WFES) is comprised of 141 employees working in 4 Divisions, from 5 fire halls.

Fire Suppression is comprised of 124 personnel who respond to emergency calls on a 24/7 basis. When not responding to calls, they spend much of their time delivering public education programs, engaging in daily training activities, and maintaining equipment.

Risk Management and Education is comprised of 6 personnel tasked primarily with pro-active efforts including fire code building inspections, plans examination of new construction, public education program development and coordination, code enforcement, training, and fire investigations.

Fire Training and Professional Development consists of 3 personnel who are responsible for keeping the Department on the leading edge of emergency-related knowledge and techniques, as well as ensuring that WFES personnel are equipped with the skills and abilities to provide the highest level of quality services to the public.

Administration houses 8 personnel including the Fire Chief, 2 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Administration personnel, and 1 Logistics person. Administration provides the strategic direction for the Department and coordinates and processes the information needed to keep the Department operating effectively and efficiently.

Whitby Fire and Emergency Services is committed to providing the highest level of service to the residents of the Town of Whitby. We encourage residents to contact us with feedback about our service. Please view About Whitby Fire to learn more about our history as a Fire Department or to read our Vision, Mission and Core Values statements.


Applications, Permits and Forms

Burn Permits


Public Education

Key Reports


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