Whitefish River First Nation

Site: Administration Office

Service: Volunteer Fire Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Fire Hall is located at 19 Rainbow Valley Rd
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for fire prevention and administration of the Ontario Fire Code  
  • Issues applicable burn permits required for brush piles, incinerators and open fires, excluding campfires  
  • Coordinates training for local volunteer firefighters  
  • Works closely with the Little Current and Espanola Fire Departments when required
 
Provides the following services:  
  • Education  
  • Emergency planning  
  • Fire investigation  
  • Fire suppression  
  • Hazardous materials information  
  • Home safety
Hours Office: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Emergency Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application Call for information about burning permits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 705-285-4335 
705-285-4334 
Fire Hall: 705-285-4562
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4335
Fax 705-285-4532
E-Mail publicworks@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Diane Gaudette, Receptionist; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 200; Email: receptionist@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Murray McGregor Jr, Maintenance Department Manager; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 207; Email: murraym@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Fire Official
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-A Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)