Centre Wellington Fire & Rescue is a Volunteer Fire Department that is committed to providing timely professional emergency responses.
Our Department takes pride in protecting the community from fire, life-threatening emergencies and dangerous conditions as well as fire safety education.
If you have an EMERGENCY, do not wait! CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
We operate two fire stations:
Our response area not only includes the Township of Centre Wellington but also encompasses parts of Guelph Eramosa, Woolwich, Mapleton and Wellington North Townships. This map shows you our response area.
Volunteer Firefighter Green Flashing Light
When a call for help comes in, our personnel may be at their regular job, at the beach with the family or sleeping in the middle of the night, they drop what they are doing and immediately respond to the fire station.
Drivers in Ontario are familiar with the emergency red flashing lights and sirens on police cars, ambulance and fire trucks and know that they are required by the law to pull to the right and stop when they see or hear them coming. But not everyone is aware of the Volunteer Firefighter's Green Flashing Light.
When you see a vehicle with a green flashing light that is a volunteer firefighter responding to the station for a call. This light does not give them any special privileges. It is only used to identify them so that other drivers may give up their right-of-way and allow the firefighter to get to the station quicker so that they can help someone in need.
Fire Master Plan
The Township retained the services of Dillon Consulting Limited to develop a Master Fire Plan for Centre Wellington in 2017. The plan identified future requirements in the short term (1-3 years), medium term (4-6 years) and long term (7-10 years) based upon growth, trends, regulatory requirements and financial capabilities of the Township. This plan will set the foundation for strategic decision making for the provision of fire and rescue services in Centre Wellington.
The Plan also identified fire risks and hazards, fire protection capabilities, public education, fire risk reductions and management, community preparedness and response, and funding and fiscal measures relating to fire protection with the purpose to formulate and plan for implementation of strategies for deficiencies which exist or may develop.
The Plan provided the Township of Centre Wellington with a systematic and comprehensive approach to evaluating risk and existing capabilities within the municipality and its fire department for the next 10 years. It will also assist in the formulation and communication of the future direction and highlighting opportunities for optimizing service delivery.
Final Fire Master Plan, December 2017