Emergency Planning

It is important to plan ahead for any emergency that might happen within the town.

Emergency Plan

Read the Town of New Tecumseth's Emergency Plan for more information on what the processes are during different types of emergencies.

Fire Master Plan Report

The Town of New Tecumseth initiated a Fire Master Plan (FMP) study as part of its comprehensive community planning process, to guide the delivery of fire protection services over the next 10 years. Completion of the FMP recognizes the continued commitment of Council and senior staff to providing the highest level of services and programs to the community in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

The FMP provides a complete review of the current operations of the New Tecumseth Fire Rescue to assist Council in establishing key objectives for the fire rescue service. The plan includes recommendations to address both short-term and long-term strategies for the municipality, consistent with the fire master planning process outlined within the Office of the Fire Marshal. Ontario, Shaping FireSafe Communities Initiative.

The overarching goal of this report is to present a clear understanding of the existing and future requirements of the New Tecumseth Fire Rescue. Referencing best practices, including relevant standards and legislation, this report was prepared by completing an assessment of the following department components and operations:

  • Governance, legislation, by-laws and administration;
  • Fire prevention and public education;
  • Firefighter staffing and service agreements;
  • Community risk;
  • Emergency response and station location;
  • Firefighter training;
  • Apparatus, equipment and maintenance;
  • Dispatch and communications;
  • Emergency planning;
  • Budgets, development charges and revenues.

Helping our firefighters on the road

In an emergency, every second counts. No matter the type of emergency – fire, medical or motor-vehicle collision, our fire service is there to help.

When you see a vehicle with a green flashing light, it means that a volunteer firefighter is on their way to the fire station. Please yield the road safely to these vehicles so they may get to the scene of an emergency quickly and safely. Please do the same for all emergency vehicles with flashing lights and sirens. The Highway Traffic Act explains more about what to do when seeing vehicles with green flashing lights.