Fire Services are provided by a dedicated and highly qualified group of volunteer firefighters. Stone Mills Volunteer Fire Department is established and regulated under By-law 2015-810.

firefighter putting out a fire

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities presently exists with the Fire Department for volunteer fire fighters. To apply to become a firefighter complete the application form using the link below. For additional information, please contact James Richmond, Deputy Fire Chief at

Additional Information

The department is managed by Fire Chief, Jeff Thompson, Deputy Fire Chief, James Richmond, as well as a Station Chief for each of the fire stations.  The Fire Department is a volunteer organization staffed by approximately 100 dedicated men and women from across the Township.  These volunteers are deployed from the four stations located at:

Yarker Fire Station (Station 1)
District Chief - Jason Hermer

Enterprise Fire Station (Station 2)
District Chief - Ken Travers

Newburgh Fire Station (Station 3)
District Chief - Rodney Myers

Tamworth Fire Station (Station 4)
District Chief - Richard Easterbrook

The firefighters and officers of the Township of Stone Mills fire department have in the past and continue to receive considerable training to ensure their work is conducted in the most efficient and safest means possible.  On October 23, 2010, the department and staff were tested and accepted for accreditation by Fire Protection Survey Services.  This accreditation allows many of our residents and business owners to enjoy lower insurance rates on their properties.

To be eligible for a reduction in insurance premiums, a residence must be within 8 kilometers of the fire station and within 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source.  Commercial Buildings must within 5 kilometers of the fire station and 5 kilometers of an acceptable water source.  The determination of an acceptable water source is made by Fire Protection Survey Services.  An unofficial map of the eligible areas is available at the Township Offices.

Residents are encouraged to present the Accreditation Certificate to their insurers that may make them eligible for a premium discount.

Persons who own or who are considering the purchase of a property serviced by a privately maintained road should be aware that the maintenance of that road, which includes:

  • winter snow removal,
  • tree and brush removal,
  • the application of gravel,
  • the filling of holes, and
  • the draining of water

is the sole responsibility of the persons who use the private road for access to their property.  Fire Department or other emergency services may not be able to respond to an emergency call if road conditions do not permit the passage of emergency vehicles.

It is the responsibility of each land owner to ensure that the civic address assigned to your property is upright and clearly visible and un-obstructed by trees or snow banks.  Please contact the Public Works Department if you have any questions respecting your civic address.

The Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA) have published information relating to good safety practices while enjoying the summer season including: safety issues around the home, during recreational activities and suggestions for the safe operation of fuels and cooking and heating devices.  Visit the TSSA Website for additional information and suggestions.

The Establishing and Regulating By-Law approved by council identifies the core services of the fire department. The types and level of fire protection services the department provides is based on local needs and circumstances. 

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