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Our Mission:

“To Provide Safe, Professional Fire Suppression and Rescue Services to Our Community through Education and Prevention with the Dedication to Serve, the Courage to Act and the Ability to Perform.

Fire Department Operations - COVID – 19 Update:

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00am, public access to all Town of Sidney municipal buildings (inclusive to the Community Safety Building) will be restricted until further notice. Fire Department priorities have been modified to best protect the health of our staff and the public as we all work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Prevention page to read more on the current modified operations regarding inspections. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, select Fire Department staff have been temporarily seconded to the Town Of Sidney’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). As of March 17, 2020, the Town of Sidney Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is operating at a Level 2. Response times to inquiries may take longer than usual - we appreciate your patience during this time. For updates on COVID-19, please visit Information about Novel Coronavirus.

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A Message From the Chief:

Welcome to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department.

Chief MikkelsenSince 1914 a dedicated group of volunteers have had a singular mission: Protecting the lives and property of our neighbours. Today seven career staff and 35 volunteers fulfill this mission by providing First Responder Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Auto Extrication, Fire Prevention, Fire and Emergency Management Education, and Confined Space Rescue Services. For over one hundred years Sidney firefighters have worn a patch on their sleeve reminding them of the faith and trust that has been placed in their hands. It's a symbol representing not only our history, but our commitment to excellence and an honour we take seriously.

As residents of the Town the fire hall is your building, we are simply present and proud custodians of it. Please stop by if you are interested in joining our team, have a question regarding fire safety or emergency preparedness, would like a hall tour, or perhaps have a son or daughter that would like to sit on a fire truck. Together we will strive to make Sidney the safest Town of its size in Canada.

Brett Mikkelsen,

 Chief of Department, Sidney Fire