Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services

“Emergency preparedness starts with you. #PrepareYourSelfie”


The Municipality of South Huron Fire Department currently has 76 personnel including volunteer fire fighters staffing three Fire Stations in Exeter, Huron Park and Dashwood. The total area that these departments serve is 425 square kilometers with an average of 150 calls per year.

The Emergency Response apparatus include: 1 Pumper-Aerial, 3 Pumper tankers, 2 Tankers, 1 Ladder and 3 Rescues.

Each station has their own association of firefighters that conduct fundraising events, and funds have been used to purchase equipment for their halls and in support of Muscular Dystrophy.                                                            

Everyone in Ontario is encouraged to be prepared — by creating a plan, assembling an emergency survival kit and by staying informed.

Learn what situations you need to plan for, such as where to go in an evacuation or how to reach family members.

Everyone should have an emergency survival kit, with the supplies needed to be safe and take care of yourself and your family for at least three days.

No two households are the same. When building your family emergency plan, be mindful for the special needs and considerations of individuals in your own household. By evaluating your unique needs, you can be better prepared for any situation.

  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • Children
  • Pets

Emergency Management

Emergency Information

Controlled Burns

Annual Reports

South Huron Fire Department Newletters

“Emergency preparedness starts with you, #PrepareYourSelfie!”

The campaign is expanding its reach this year to launch the #PrepareYourSelfie Challenge. In conjunction with EP Week, the Challenge is intended to engage Ontarians in conversations about being prepared for emergencies.

All Ontarians are challenged to participate by creating their plan, building their kit, and then challenging three family members, friends and/or colleagues on social media to do the same. They can issue and post their challenge via social media, along with a simple caption, such as the sample below: “Emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time. That’s why I’m prepared. I’ve made a plan and built an emergency preparedness kit. Now, I’m challenging ________ to do the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learn Learn about emergencies as soon as possible:


Andrew Baird, Manager of Emergency Services/ Fire Chief

Non-emergency contact:

Exeter Station: 519-235-1981  

Dashwood Station: 519-237-3618

Huron Park Station: 519-228-6516