Fire and Rescue Services

Emergency services signIn an Emergency - Dial 911 - Police, Fire and / or Ambulance

Please dial 911 if you are experiencing a life threatenting or property emergency.  911 calls are directed to Police, Fire and Ambulance.  Be prepared to provide:

  • your exact location, address, town/city
  • your telephone number including area code
  • nature of your call, services required
  • stay on the line until advised to hang up


Fireworks By-Law 2021-0118
Please view our By-Law to prohibit and regulate the sale and setting off fireworks.  By-Law 2021-0018

Fire Ban Status and Information

Day burning is not permitted.  

All open air burning is permitted from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. with a valid burn permit.

As of 4:00 p.m. on July 11, 2023 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has lifted their Restricted Fire Zone for the entire Province of Ontario. Therefore, the Total Firework and Fire Ban previously in effect (June 5 - July 11, 2023) within the Township of North Kawartha has been lifted.  

North Kawartha Burn Permits are once again available in-person or online.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter. 

 - Updated, July 12, 2023


 CPR/First Aid Course
A CPR/First Aid course can be arranged through the Fire Department if there is enough people interested. If you have a group of people interested in taking the course please contact the Fire Chief.
Carbon Monixide Awareness

In case of an emergency call 9-1-1

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can't see, smell or taste. It is produced by gas or oil furnaces, space and water heaters, clothes dryers, ovens, wood stoves and other household appliances that run on fossil fuels such as wood, gas, oil or coal.

Warning Signs

Carbon Monoxide poisoning and the flu seem a lot alike at first. Early warning signs of low level poisoning include tiredness, headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting and shortness of breath. Your skin may also turn pink or red in response to rising blood pressure. If you experience any of these symptoms you may be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and should call 911 as well as talk to your doctor.

Protect yourself

  • Install at least one carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home, especially outside sleeping areas. There are several types of detectors, including battery-operated and plug-in models. Install the carbon monoxide detector according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Have a qualified service technician inspect and clean your fuel-burning appliances, furnace, vent pipe and chimney flues once a year. Bird nests, twigs and old mortar in chimneys can block proper ventilation and lead to build-up of carbon monoxide gas in the home.


Test your carbon monoxide detector regularly to make sure it is operating properly. The owner's manual should tell you how to test your alarm. Remember to check the manual for information on when to buy a new carbon monoxide detector.

What should you do if the detector alarm sounds?

If the detector sounds, you and all members of your household should leave your home immediately. From outside the home, call 9-1-1. Don't go back inside until the problem has been found and corrected. The Fire Services will inspect your home to find the source of the carbon monoxide.

In case of fire or an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Firefighter Recruitment
Firefighter Recruitment

Opportunities for paid on call firefighters.  Please send your resume, attention Jesse Lambe, Fire Chief, by mail to P.O. Box 550, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0, by fax to 705-656-4964 or by email to the Fire Chief.

Station Locations
Station Locations

Station 1 - 66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0

Station 2 - 10193 Highway 28, Apsley, ON  K0L 1A0

Move Right for the Green Light
Move Right for the Green Light

The North Kawartha Fire Department wants to remind everyone traveling on our roads, that a flashing green light in a vehicle signifies a volunteer firefighter responding to an emergency.  It is common courtesy to pull over to the right and allow them to pass.

Photo Gallery: Fire Hall 1 will appear here on the public site.
Photo Gallery: Fire Hall 2 will appear here on the public site.
2022 North Kawartha Emergency Calls 2022


Personnel respond to an average of 307 emergency calls a year over a large geographical area that is mostly rural. Strong fire prevention and education programs are in place to help protect life and property in the Township.

 The North Kawartha Fire Department consists of 2 Fire Halls, a full-time Fire Chief and a full-time Deputy Fire Chief with a complement of 40 paid on-call firefighters.

Fleming College Pre-Service Firefighter Education

Fleming College logoStudents are employed in a volunteer firefighter role, gaining additional hands-on experience under the supervision of trained firefighters and command officers.   Currently,  the North Kawartha Fire Department include 6 students from the Fleming College Pre-Service Firefirghter program.


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