Toronto Fire Services provides high quality, efficient and effective emergency response along with fire prevention and education services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City of Toronto.
Take Our Kids to Work Day took place at various locations around the City. The children of Toronto Firefighters were able to see what their parents do at work.
The annual Rescue and Merit Awards Ceremony was held recently at the Toronto Fire and Paramedic Services Training Centre.
During the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto Firefighters were joined by John Gignac of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education who helped provide life saving advice about carbon monoxide poisoning.
Toronto Fire accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Toronto Police Services, and does it a little differently.
An antique chemical fire engine was re-dedicated during a ceremony at #TorontoFire Station 423. The restoration included special construction of wooden wheels by Mennonite craftsmen.
Fire Safety events occur in an ongoing basis. Check our Fire Prevention page for dates and times of upcoming events.
Information Session Panel Presentations are being hosted at many locations around the City. Various speakers talk about the different careers with Toronto Fire Services.
For the fourth year in a row, a Canada Goose laid her eggs at Toronto Fire / EMS Headquarters. She was very patient with the onlookers as one by one, her eggs hatched.
During a press conference at Fire Station 314, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario is extending workplace protection for Firefighters to include additional cancers.
Fire Chief Sales addresses the media with respect to the removal of 4 fire trucks from service on April 21, 2014.
During a press conference announcing a new province-wide, single fire candidate testing service in Ontario, Chief Sales stated next hiring will use the new program.
Fire Prevention Inspectors visit many different buildings in the City of Toronto on a daily basis. Be aware of individuals who try to pass themselves as Toronto Fire Services staff. Protect yourself by checking credentials before allowing entry.
When you change your clocks ahead, change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Most fatal fires happen at night. A working smoke alarm can alert you when you are sleeping.
Benny, a 4 year old Wheaton Terrier was rescued by Firefighters after he was stuck in a hole for 3 days. His owner dropped by Station 421 to personnally thank them.
Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu such as tiredness, headaches, dizziness, nausea or vomiting and shortness of breath. Read through our tips to learn how to protect yourself.
As Fire Chief, I am proud to lead the men and women of the Toronto Fire Services and grateful for their dutiful commitment and diligent service to the residents and businesses of our city, and for keeping our communities safe. To the residents of our City, I wish you all a fire safe Holiday Season. Please remember to take time to protect yourself and your family - test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they are working and change the batteries if necessary. Practice your home fire escape plan and make sure that all members of your family know two ways out of every room.
Fire Chief Jim (J. W.) Sales
Seeking information about a career with Toronto Fire Services? Toronto Fire Services has three entry-level firefighting positions: Operations Firefighter, Calltaker/Dispatcher and Fire Prevention Inspector.