The Emergency Services department is comprised of a full time chief and volunteer members fulfilling the following roles:

  • Fire Chief/Fire Prevention Officer
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Assistant Deputy Chief
  • Three Company Captains
  • Three Company Lieutenants
  • Three Dispatchers
  • Public Fire & Life Safety Educator
  • Training Officer
  • 22 Firefighters

Reliable Services

The department operates out of its fire hall located at 6 Hemlo Drive where it offers these services to the residents of Marathon:

  • Structural firefighting
  • Wild land firefighting
  • Vehicle extrication on a 100 kilometer stretch of the TransCanada Highway
  • Low angle rope rescue
  • Ground based Search and Rescue for lost persons (ie. berry pickers, hunters)
  • Snowmobile & UTV based rescue for lost or injured persons
  • Fire prevention, inspections and public education

The department has four of its members that have completed the required course of study as laid out by Ontario's Office of The Fire Marshall, in the Company Officers Training Program, an exhaustive 4 year process. The department is also fully compliant with the internationally recognized incident management system, and NFPA Standards in order to offer to the residents of Marathon the highest quality of professional fire protection.


The department is equipped with:

  • 2013 Polaris UTV
  • 2017 Ford-150 CrewCab
  • 2005 Skidoo Skandic snowmobile X2
  • 2008 E-One Triple Combination Pumper
  • 2002 Superior 1,500 gallon tanker
  • 2002 Ford F-550 super duty
  • 1996 Superior E-One triple combination pumper
  • 1996 ATV with trailer for wild land firefighting
  • Snowbulance fully enclosed tow behind rescue sled for snowmobile rescues
  • 2016 International Heavy Rescue

The department is involved with many fire safety programs such as Learn Not to Burn, Older and Wiser, and Risk Watch, to name a few. Public Education is carried out throughout the year by presentations at local malls, schools, service clubs, and during Fire Prevention week each October. The department will also provide free home fire safety Inspections for residents.

Are you interested in being a Volunteer Fire Fighter? Learn more about our volunteer firefighter fire program here!

For more information contact our Fire Chief!


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