The Town of East Gwillimbury's Fire and Emergency Services (FES) is comprised of paid-on-call and career firefighters who provide emergency services to residents and visitors. The top priority of the ECSS team is a safe community which our firefighters promote through the three lines of defence: public education, fire prevention, and emergency response. 

The FES department is made up of three branches:

1. Community Education and Fire Prevention

The Community Education and Prevention branches are responsible for:

  • Fire and life safety programs
  • Inspection activities
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire code enforcement and plans review

We provide fire and life safety education through information sessions and presentations to businesses, schools, organizations, and community groups.

Community Education and Prevention Request Form

A firefighter demonstrates using a fire hose.Fire prevention staff conduct a fire safety inspection.

2. Training

The Training Branch is responsible for:

  • Development, coordination, and delivery of training programs needed for firefighters 

Training is always evolving and adapting with new techniques, equipment, and technology. Training remains an important part of the fire department's normal activities to ensure a state of readiness. With the large variety of situations to which the department responds to, it is important that all members of the department remain current in the areas of firefighting, rescue, automatic external defibrillation, CPR, and basic life support. In addition to the basic firefighting skills learned and continually trained on, there are many more in specific skills required for specialty/technical incidents.

 Firefighters practice ice water rescue skills.

Firefighters practice water tanker shuttle operations. 

3. Fire Suppression

The operations branch responds to a variety of emergency incidents including:
  • Medical emergencies
  • Technical rescues
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Fire emergencies 

Personnel also assist with community education and prevention programs.

Firefighters breaking open a window Firefighters putting out a car fire

Sparky with home escape plan
Education and Fire Prevention

Learn more about fire prevention, home escape planning, life safety and how to keep you and your family safe.

Map of all communities in EG
Community Risk Assessment
A community risk assessment ensures that the services provided in the municipality and the fire department are linked to inherit risks that are identified in the community.
Emergency kit
Emergency Planning

Emergency planning and preparedness is an important part of keeping you and your family safe in case of an emergency or disaster. 

Photo of Mount Albert Station
Tours and Safety Programs

Take a tour of our stations and vehicles or request a classroom presentation. Let's start talking about the importance of fire and life safety.

Bunker gear hanging on hooks
Firefighter Recruitment

Learn more about how you can be a paid-on-call firefighter in our composite department and review the application requirements.

Fire Stations

EG's fire department is made up of three fire stations that provide 24-7 protection to our residents.

Holland Landing - Station 24

Photo of Station 24 in Holland Landing

19314 Yonge Street, Holland Landing

The nearest intersection is Mount Albert Road and Yonge Street.

The Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief work out of this location which is the home to the Training Branch and the Community Education and Prevention Branch.

This station officially opened in November 2002 and is mainly staffed with paid on-call firefighters, who work out of this station and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls

Mount Albert - Station 26

Photo of Station 26 in Mount Albert

22 Princess Street, Mount Albert

The nearest intersection is Highway 48 and Princess Street.

This station was rebuilt in 2015 and is mainly staffed with paid on-call firefighters, who work out of this station and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls.

Queensville - Station 28

Photo of Station 28 in Queensville

1590 Queensville Side Road, Queensville

The nearest intersection is Queensville Side Road and Leslie Street. 

This station was renovated in 2015 and is home to 18 full-time firefighters as well as paid on-call firefighters that respond to emergency and non-emergency calls.

Emergency Services Community Partners

EG partners that provide emergency services include York Regional Police and York Region Paramedic Services.

York Regional Police
47 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, ON L4G 0S7
Toll Free:1-866-876-5423 (non-emergencies only)
TTY 1-800-668-0398
Email YRP (This email is monitored during business hours and is for non-emergencies only)
YRP website

York Region Paramedic Services
Toll Free: 1-877-800-7924 (non-emergency)
Fax: 905-895-5143
York Region EMS​ or EMS Special Operations ​
York Region EMS website