Emergency Services

In an Emergency, always call 9-1-1

Fire Protection

Fire Season

April 1 to October 31
Open Air Burning Permitted
between 6pm and 8am
with Activated Permit.

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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. 

Fire Stations

Station #1

18 King Street, Delta

Coverage area
The former township of Bastard, now part of the Ward of Bastard and South Burgess.

Station #2

20 Colborne Street, Portland

Coverage area
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.

Station #3

32 Halladay Street, Elgin

Coverage Area
Ward of South Crosby

Station #4

31 Spring Street, Westport

Coverage Area
Wards of North Crosby and Newboro

Smiths Falls

Automatic Aid Emergency Response Only

Coverage Area
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.

Contact Us

Scott Granahan
Fire Chief/CEMC
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 237


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1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-Hours Road Emergency


Portland Transfer Station

4427H Old Kingston Road, Portland
1-800-928-2250 ext. 230
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8:00am to 4:00pm