Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Number of Fire Departments and Firefighters

Number of Fire Departments and Firefighters

Ontario Fire Departments:

Total Count & Breakdown by Type

  • Total # of Departments - 441
  • Total # Full-time Departments - 32
  • Total # Composite Departments - 214 (incl. 1 Northern Fire Protection Department)
  • Total # Volunteer Departments - 195 (incl. 47 Northern Fire Protection Departments)

Ontario Firefighters:

Complement Breakdown by Type

  • Total # of Full-Time Firefighters - 11,574
  • Total # of Volunteer Firefighters - 18,772
  • Total # of Part-Time Firefighters - 620

Data current as of: January 3, 2019