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.

Fire dispatching is done through the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Services Communications Centre. The Strathroy-Caradoc Police Services Communications Centre can be contacted as follows;

Emergency – 9-1-1

Non-Emergency – 519-245-1300 or 1-844-220-1300

In addition, Middlesex County maintains up-to-date electronic mapping used by police, fire, and ambulance for emergency response.

Fire Prevention and Education

The best way to fight fires is to prevent them, call your local municipal fire department for further details.


Middlesex Centre

Southwest Middlesex

Village of Newbury


Lucan Biddulph 

North Middlesex

Thames Centre 

Recalls and Alerts

Hazardous dishwasher recall information

Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) recall information

Kidde Smoke/Carbon Monoxide combination alarm recall information

Flame Jetting and Firepots 

Illegal smoke and CO Alarms being sold online in Ontario

Smoke Alarms

It's the law

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

What you need to know

It's the law

Farm Fire Safety



Reducing the risk of fire on your farm

Fire safety building profile information for Agriculatural Livestock Structures

Fire safety maintenance information for agricultural structures

10 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Barn Fire

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)

Request a fire safety inspection

Please contact your local municipality

Adelaide-Metcalfe   Lucan Biddulph
Middlesex Centre Village of Newbury North Middlesex
Southwest Middlesex Strathroy-Caradoc Thames Centre

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

Car Seat Clinics are by Appointment Only.  To schedule an appointment, contact Jennifer Britton from the Injury Prevention Team at LHSC.

For Appointments, call: 519-685-8500 x56041 or email: @email

For more information, please visit this link about car seat education and to watch an instructional video from the London Health Sciences Centre: Car Seat Education