Fire and Emergency Services

Contact Information

1511 10th Side Road
P.O. Box 187
Richards Landing, ON P0R 1J0
Phone: (705) 246-2820
Mobile: (705) 987-1423
Fire Chief – Fraser Adams
Deputy Chief – Scott Gardiner

firehallThe 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.

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!

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 at (705) 246-2820.

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Fire Permits

COVID 19 UPDATE: May 15, 2020

Burn Permit Update:  As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday May 16, 2020 Burning will be permitted in all Northern Ontario Regions.  You must have a current Fire Permit in order to burn.

Please download your permit here to fill out, sign and return. Once your permit has been processed it will be assigned a permit number and signed by staff. It is not considered valid until assigned a number and signed by township staff. You may have it emailed to you, or mailed.

Please email completed forms to

If you wish to drop a copy in the mail slot at 1669 Arthur you may do that as well.

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