Fire services within the City of Guelph are provided by the Guelph Fire Department. The provision of service is designed to meet the needs and circumstances of the community as approved by Council. Emergency Services also provides fire protection services to 11,000 Township of Guelph-Eramosa residents. Fire services activities are carried out under the authority of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
Fire Suppression is staffed 24 hours per day by fully trained firefighters who:
- Respond and extinguish all fires of various magnitudes where reported and warranted: structure fires, kitchen fires, grass fires, illegal burning, car fires, explosions, equipment fires
- Perform automobile and equipment extrication: car accidents involving trapped persons, industrial accidents involving trapped persons
- Give medical assistance: first aid, CPR, provide oxygen, ambulance assistance, assist in transport of casualties
- Are efficient and effective in: water and ice rescue, confined space rescue, hazardous materials control, carbon monoxide detection, in-service fire safety inspections, Fire Department tours to all groups and ages, CPR training, investigation of various unknown yet potentially dangerous situations, (natural gas odours, explosion sounds, liquid and gas leaks, unknown situations)