Fire Dispatching and Communications
Using the latest in 9-1-1 fire dispatch technology and a county-wide two-way radio communication system, we support dispatching and fire ground communications for 15 of the 18 volunteer fire departments within Middlesex County.
In addition, Middlesex County maintains up-to-date electronic mapping used by police, fire, and ambulance for emergency response.
The Middlesex County Department of Emergency Services administers the county-wide delivery of fire dispatching and communication through a contract with Strathroy-Caradoc Police Services.
Fire Prevention and Education
The best way to fight fires is to prevent them, which is why we engage the Fire Prevention Officers throughout all Middlesex County fire departments. Our three key areas of focus are smoke alarm installation, carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installation, maintenance and public education.
Recalls and Alerts
Your first line of defense, smoke alarms must be installed on each floor/level of your home including outside every sleeping area. In addition to being a good practice, a properly functioning smoke alarm can provide you with the early warning you need to get yourself and your family to safety.
All smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in Canada must meet performance standards set out by the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. For more information on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, please visit the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
Farm Fire Safety
Good Housekeeping Practices in Barns (Video - External Site)
Safety Practices Regarding Electrical Equipment (Video - External Site)
Safety Practices when Welding, Grinding, and Torching (Video - External Site)
Middlesex County fire prevention officers are actively involved in the promotion and teaching of life and fire safety skills and injury prevention techniques in county schools, community groups, businesses, long-term care facilities, seniors' residences, and hospitals.
These programs include, but are not limited to the following:
- Seniors programs
- Arson prevention programs -- children (TAPP-C)
- Risk watch programs
- Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm programs
- Emergency evacuations
- Lifts and carries
- Portable fire extinguisher training
Request a fire safety inspection
Contact Fire Prevention Officers John Elston (519-318-0382) , Mike Herbert (519-719-3624) or Stephen Guay (519-777-0599) and provide the property owner name and address, your contact name and address, and information on the property type involved.
When Green Does Not Mean Go
Firefighters may use flashing green lights on their personally owned vehicles. They do this when proceeding to emergencies, responding to the scene of a fire, or en route to the fire station.
We strongly encourage you to yield the right of way to the firefighter when you see the flashing green light. Your courtesy could save lives.
If you'd like more information about the flashing green lights, please review the Highway Traffic Act, 1990.
Car Seat Clinics are by Appointment Only. To schedule an appointment, call Jennifer Lindsay from the Injury Prevention Team at LHSC.
For Appointments: 519-685-8500 x56041