Fire Chief:  Jerry Pelchat

Website: North Shore Volunteer Fire Department

The volunteer Fire Department operates out of two fire stations located in Algoma Mills and Serpent River.  The firefighters meet every Thursday of the month at Fire Station # 2, 5759 Highway 17, Serpent River at 7:00 pm.  New recruits are enthusiastically welcomed!

The Department is equipped with a Pumper, a Rapid Attack Vehicle, a Rescue Van and other related equipment.  There is a radio communication system utilizing pagers with 24-hour monitoring, contracted through the Elliot Lake Fire Department. A Mutual Aid agreement with adjacent municipalities is in effect and a fire protection agreement for the Islands and remote properties is in place with the Ministry of Natural Resources.       

OFC Course Catalog

Please review the Ontario Fire College course catalog document for 2015-2016.  Contained in this document is the listing of courses we could potentially host in our district.

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In operation since 1949, the Ontario Fire College’s primary mandate is to meet the education and training needs of the Ontario fire service. As of April 2014, the Ontario Fire College will offer education and training programs based mostly on the National Fire Protection Association – Professional Qualifications Standards.