Fire and Emergency Services

Township of St. Joseph Fire & Rescue

The Township of St. Joseph Fire & Rescue is operated by a contingent of approximately 20 trained volunteers. All members carry pagers and respond to calls all hours of the day and night, seven days a week throughout the year.

The department’s main equipment consists of one 800 gallon Pumper truck, one 1500 gallon Tanker and one Rescue vehicle.  Located on these vehicles is equipment for fire suppression, auto extrication and ice rescue.  Members receive training throughout the year on various firefighting and rescue techniques as well as participate in events and campaigns to provide Fire Prevention Education to residents of the their community.

The Township of St. Joseph Fire & Rescue is a member of Mutual Aid which provides for back up service by and for neighbouring municipalities. The Department is administered by a Chief, Deputy Chief and four Captains and is located on the edge of Richards Landing at 1511 10th Side Road.  If you would like more information, please call the Fire Hall.

Contact Information

1511 10th Side Road
P.O. Box 187
Richards Landing, ON P0R 1J0
Phone: (705) 246-2820
Mobile: (705) 971-1970
Fire Chief – Duncan Rydall
Deputy Chief – Fraser Adams

In the event of an emergency the department can be activated by calling 911
In the event that you dial 9-1-1 for fire, police, ambulance or any emergency service and cannot get a response, there is an alternative.
Please keep this number handy near your telephone in the event of a 9-1-1 outage!


fire trucks

Fire Permits

Fire permits are required for open air burning April 1 to Oct. 31

2024 permits will be available for download here or hard copy at the office after April 1, 2024.   

Handy links for fire safety information:  

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Fire Safety at Home

Arson Prevention Program for Children

Kids Fire Safety Portal

Sparky School House - Fire Safety for Kids

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition of Canada

Hospital & Clinic 

 Matthews Memorial Hospital 


 Matthews Memorial Hospital is located at 1180 Richards St in Richards Landing. The hospital operates on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis with the following types of services:

  • Emergency Services 
  • Ambulance
  • Lab ( By Appointment Only ) 
  • Imaging ( Xray, Ultrasound, Holter Monitors & EEG)

Emergency Plan - Find the Township of St. Joseph's most recent Emergency Plan Here:

TSJ Peace Time Emergency Plan 2023