The South-West Oxford Fire & Emergency Services consists of 3 stations located in Brownsville, Mount Elgin and Beachville that service a population of approximately 7,544 residents spanning across 370.48 square kilometers.
Between the 3 stations, the department respond to an average of 270 emergency calls per year in a variety of disciplines. These emergencies are responded to by our 60 paid-on-call members utilizing the 9 apparatus and variety of specialized equipment. The foundation of the department's tasks are organized into Operations, Training, Fire Prevention, Risk Management, Emergency Management and Administration aspects which are all in place to support the delivery of critical fire suppression and emergency services.
The fire department is responsible for a wide range of activities. These include firefighting and all categories of rescue matters along with the handling and disposing of hazardous materials. Performing activities such as the removal of trapped victims from vehicles or building may be required. The firefighters are also trained in advanced first aid and would assist in the treatment and evacuation of individuals when required. Our fire personnel train on a continuous basis to ensure their ability to respond to emergencies with the township and handle them in a fast and efficient manner.
If you see a vehicle with a green flashing light, please move over to the right of the road to allow the vehicle with the green flashing light to pass. The green flashing light means that a Volunteer Firefighter is responding to an emergency call.
Some of the department’s other vital emergency and non-emergency services include:
- Technical Rescue: This includes vehicle rescue and hazardous material response to the awareness level
- Fire Prevention and Public Education
- Fire Investigation
- Mutual Aid response to neighbouring jurisdictions