In an Emergency, always call 9-1-1
April 1 to October 31
Open Air Burning Permitted
between 6pm and 8am
with Activated Permit.
Fire protection in the Township of Rideau Lakes is provided by 4 fire stations, 18 fire vehicles, 3 boats, 1 UTV (utility task vehicle) and 100 volunteers. In addition to this, an Automatic Aid Agreement in part of South Elmsley Ward is provided under contract with the Smiths Falls Fire Department.
The Rideau Lakes Fire Department provides a range of services which include: fire suppression, fire prevention and public education, search and rescue, ice water rescue and auto extrication. All four fire stations within Rideau Lakes are capable of providing emergency medical first response, including defibrillation.
Your Fire Department is available for fire prevention and public education presentations to various groups, clubs and associations. Please take advantage of this service.
The Fire Department is always looking for qualified volunteers.
18 King Street, Delta
The former township of Bastard, now part of the Ward of Bastard and South Burgess.
20 Colborne Street, Portland
The former township of South Burgess, now part of the Ward of Bastard and South Burgess, plus part of South Elmsley Ward, up to an including Otter Lake Road.
32 Halladay Street, Elgin
Ward of South Crosby
31 Spring Street, Westport
Wards of North Crosby and Newboro
Automatic Aid Emergency Response Only
South Elmsley Ward, North of Otter Lake
Cell Phones and 911
Use a land-based telephone whenever possible. If you need to use a cell phone for an emergency call, please be sure to stay on the line as long as you can to ensure that the details of your location and the emergency are clear to the operator.
The following link explains the mobile 911 services available to Canadians, including accessible texting.