Ontario. Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

Site: Thunder Bay Office

Service: Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Contributes to an environment that is safe from fire and other public safety hazards by providing leadership and expertise in the reduction and elimination of these hazards
Description (Service) Office of the Fire Marshall 
Minimizes the loss of life and property from fire by assisting municipalities and fire departments to improve fire protection and fire prevention services
  • Administers the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 
  • Supports the functions of municipal fire departments through a variety of advisory, training and instructional programs 
  • Advises the Ontario government on standards and legislative developments that relate to fire protection and fire prevention 
  • Distributes a variety of publications for use by the Ontario Fire Service, i.e. Ontario Fire Service Messenger and the Fire Marshal's Communique 
  • Administers an awards program for Ontario firefighters and presents annual fire safety awards to citizens, firefighters and organizations under the sponsorship of the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council
Emergency Management 
  • Responsible for the promotion, development, implementation and maintenance of effective emergency management programs throughout Ontario, and for the coordination of these programs with the federal government by: 
    • assisting provincial ministries and communities in the development and implementation of their mandatory emergency management programs 
    • maintaining the overall provincial emergency management program
Emergency Management Ontario is organized into 7 major program areas: 
  • Office of the Chief, Program Coordination 
  • Program Development and Standards 
  • Community Programs 
  • Provincial Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness Program 
  • Provincial Response and Recovery Programs 
  • Support Programs 
  • Training and Education
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Closed 12 noon -1 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-473-3111
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-1842
After Hours Phone 1-800-565-1842
Crisis Phone Emergency Management Ontario: 1-800-461-2281
Fax Office: 807-473-3199 
Toll-free: 1-800-661-3417
Website www.ofm.gov.on.ca/
Primary Contact Brenda Belmore, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management; Phone: 807-473-3111 * 1 800 565-1842; Fax: 807 473-3199; Email: Brenda.Belmore@ontario.ca
Site Location South Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 640 Mountdale Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6G8
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Intersection Mountdale Ave and Walsh St W
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services