About Us


The Huntsville Fire Department responds to approximately 300 calls a year in an area of approximately 500 square miles. Under the direction of a full-time Fire Chief, the Department has 60 volunteer firefighters who operate from two halls: one in downtown Huntsville, and the other in the Village of Port Sydney. With 7 fire trucks and 4 admin vehicles, including the largest aerial truck between Orillia and Sudbury, a new 100 foot Aerial Truck.Services include chemical spill cleanup, all types of rescue including water and ice water, as well as heavy auto extraction capabilities. The area protected by the Huntsville firefighters includes a great variety of buildings from rural residential to heavy industrial, and two major highways (#11 and #60) which bring many thousands of cottagers and other visitors to the region year-round.

Thanks to a major fund-raising effort by the volunteer firefighters a new Fire hall for Station #1 in Huntsville was completed in 1995.

The Fire Hall, located on Payne Drive, off of Centre Street North is a modern, well-equipped station. The Fire hall has facilities to provide easy access for response to emergencies and provides training in the latest technology for firefighting to the firefighters. Station #3 relocated into their new facility located on South Mary Lake Road in Port Sydney in 2010. They provide the Community with an efficient response to emergency situations.