Fire Department

Under the direction of Fire Chief Blair Ramsay, the Sables-Spanish Rivers Fire Department offers fire suppression and first-responder responsibilities within the township boundaries. Additionally, we offer Fire Prevention and Public Education services. 

As a member of the Sudbury District Mutual Aid Association, the department offers its firefighting services and apparatuses to partnered departments in need of additional resources and benefits from the same entitlement. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is also a valued ally of the department when fighting and training to fight forest fires.

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Chief Ramsay is supported by the following officers:

Jean Wuorinen – Assistant Chief
Station 1 – Walford

Rejean Laronde-
Assistant Chief
Station 2- Massey

Jillana Goodchild
Public Information Officer

Jewel Sanftenburg
Fire Prevention Officer

Fire Permits

Fire permits for brush burning are required year-round and are available at the following locations:

  • Township Office – 11 Birch Lake Road, Massey
  • Walford Post Office
  • McTwin Bait & Tackle, Heaton Rd, Webbwood

Certain fires are considered “permitted fires” and do not require a permit:

  • a fire set in a burn barrel
  • a campfire
  • at fire set in a cooking device
  • a fire set in a chimnea
  • a fire set in a portable device

For complete details please review Bylaw 2016-25.


Ontario Fire Marshall

National Fire Protection Association

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Fire

Ontario Interactive Forest Fire Rating Map