St. Johns Fire and Emergency Services
The Operations Division provides a wide range of emergency and general public assistance services to the region. The suppression sworn personnel stand ready 24 hours per day to respond to emergency calls. Along with responding to fire, vehicle and medical emergencies, the division also has special teams ready to respond to hazardous material emergencies, helicopter rescues, high angle (cliff) rescues, water rescues and confined space rescues.
In addition to providing emergency services, the Operations Division seeks to create, implement and support programs that reduce emergencies. The division proactively assists in the reduction of risk to persons, property and the environment by regularly conducting pre-fire planning in buildings in the region. Building floor plans with hazard information, emergency contacts and hazardous material inventories, are very helpful in reducing damage and disruption and is readily available when responding to fire emergencies for use in evacuations and fire attack. Operational services are provided from seven fire stations, six of which are staffed by paid full-time firefighters 24 hours per day and one fire station operated by paid full-time firefighters eight hours per day (Monday to Friday) with volunteers for evenings and weekends.
Central Fire Station
5 Fort Townsend
The Central Fire Station opened on July 8, 1895, as one of the first stations with the St. John’s Fire Department. The new Central Fire Station officially opened in September 2004. The Central Station also houses the Administration Division, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and 911 Communication Centre for the Northeast Avalon (Redundant center located in Mount Pearl Fire Station).
Goulds Fire Station
541 Main Road
The Goulds Volunteer Fire Department consists of 30 volunteer firefighters responsible for providing a range of emergency and general public assistance services to the region from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., Monday to Friday and during weekends. The remaining hours are responded by full-time paid staff from the Goulds Fire Station. While this division operates with a considerable degree of independence, their operations are integrated within the department and they form an integral part of the fire and life safety service within their geographic area of responsibility.
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