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Marten River Fire Department

FIRE SUPPRESSION

  • STRUCTURAL FIRES: Provide exterior suppression only. Our firefighters are not trained or equipped to provide interior fire suppression services.
  • WILD LAND FIRES: (grass / brush / forest fires): Under a Municipal Forest Fire Management Agreement, the MNR provides forest fire suppression within the Crown Protection Area of the municipality. With no Municipal Protection Area within our department’s response area, our response is limited to assisting MNR with values protection.

HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS: Provide Heavy auto extrication (Jaws of Life), vehicle fire suppression, and assistance to Ambulance Service at major incidents. Provide Heavy Auto Extrication within the Temagami Fire Department response area when required.

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RESPONSE: Provide a defensive, “identify and contain the perimeters” response until specialized HAZ-MAT team arrives.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES:

  • MEDICAL ASSIST: activated by ambulance services ONLY. Trained in Basic first aid, CPR, the Marten River department has an Automatic Deliberator, and provides a “first response” for life-threatening emergencies, assisting the ambulance services responding from Temagami.
  • SNOWMOBILE TOPPS TRAIL: Marten River Fire Department provides first aider response on the main trail within their coverage area. (This service is proved by ambulance and OPP within the Temagami fire department response area.)
  • SHORE BASED RESCUE: Trained to provide shore base rescue within/adjacent our response area, our firefighters are not trained or equipped to enter the water or perform rescue where required to go out on the ice (ice water rescue).
  • CARBON MONOXIDE: Fire Dispatch will provide information for occupant’s safety as the immediate response. The department will investigate the alarm and using specialized monitors verify if there is any carbon monoxide present, and attempt to identify the source. Often what ever caused the alarm may not be present with firefighters arrive. Be prepared to answer some questions to help determine the cause of the alarm. If they suspect the problem is gas fired appliance related, they may request a qualified repair service or the gas company be contacted immediately.

ASSIST TO OTHERS (public / agencies)

  • EMERGENCY: The department will respond to other such emergencies (with-in the department's "trained and equipped" capabilities) as may be deemed necessary by the fire chief or designate where immediate action is necessary to preserve and protect life and property.
  • NON EMERGENCY: subject to the approval the fire chief, and the availability of trained fire department members, the department may provide manpower and/or equipment, as long as, in the opinion of the fire chief, the ability to provide emergency response is not compromised. Fees for services provided may be requested.