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To report an emergency situation in the Township of North Huron, dial 911.

EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Wingham & District Hospital
270 Carling Terrace, Wingham, ON N0G 2W0
Ph: (519) 357-3210

FIRE DEPARTMENT of NORTH HURON

On January 1, 2010 the Fire Department of North Huron began operation providing full fire protection services to the residents of North Huron.  Operating from two stations, one in Blyth (40193 Blyth Road) and one in Wingham (369 Josephine Street), the FDNH is comprised of a full time chief, a part time fire prevention officer, and 42 volunteers firefighters.

The departments formation is the result of the dissolution of the former Blyth and District Fire Board and the Wingham and Area Fire Board and their two respective fire departments.  The Blyth and District Fire Department has a proud history of serving the Blyth Community and the surrounding area.  The Wingham and Area Fire Department was originally formed in the late 1880's as the Redcross Hose and Fire Company.  The long traditions of serving the community from these two fire services has been carried into the new fire service.  

In an emergency you can contact the department by dialing 9-1-1.  The department's administration can be reached by calling 226-523-9500

Emergency Services Training Centre (ESTC)-- Blyth

In 2003, the Emergency Services Training Centre (ESTC) in Blyth was opened to meet the demand for practical hands on training by fire services and the private sector.  The response to this new method of learning was immediate and sustained: The small facility on 3/4-acre of land quickly began to grow into an industry leader with 18 training props and facilities covering a still-growing 7 acre complex.  

The ESTC is a resounding success in the seven years since it was established.  It has become a model for fire, emergency response and corporate training in Ontario.  The demand for training at the ESTC continues to increase.  The ESTC is the only provider in Ontario to offer advanced level propane emergency training, and is the province's training site for Ontario Propane Association emergency response personnel (including industry and fire services from communities with propane plants).  Today, the ESTC draws students from industrial workplaces and fire services across the province and the United States. 

The facility was made possible through the efforts of the 22 members of the former Blyth and District Fire Department, and very generous community support.  

The ESTC is located at 40193 Blyth Road at the south end of Blyth.  It boasts training areas for: 

  • farm machinery rescue
  • trench rescue
  • confined space rescue
  • propane emergency
  • fire suppression and fire rescue
  • silo rescue
  • auto extrication rescue
  • electrical emergencies

Visit www.estc.ca for more information about the Emergency Services Training Centre.  

NORTH HURON POLICE SERVICES

Wingham Police Services

The Wingham Police Service was formed in 1879.  The Service grew over the years to two, three, five and now seven officers.  The Service consists of the Police Chief, Sergeant and five Constables.  There are also three special constables.

The Service patrols only Wingham and is the only remaining municipal police service in Huron County.

Recent renovations have produced a police office with a number of offices, a two car garage, three holding cells, a video equipped interview room, board room, as well as a large general office and reception area.

For emergency calls, dial 911.

For Emergency Police Services in Wingham Ward only, dial 519-357-1212.

For more information, contact:
Wingham Police Services
Phone: 519-357-1214
Fax: 519-357-1215

View/Download the North Huron Police Services Board 2012-2015 Business Plan

View/Download the Wingham Police Service 2012 Year End Report

 

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE – HURON (Services Blyth and East Wawanosh)

Huron Detachment provides policing services to nine municipalities in Huron County.  Huron County borders extend along the central portion of the eastern shore of Lake Huron for 126 kilometres.

Presently, there are 27 uniform staff and 6 civilian support staff reporting to six work locations.  These buildings are located in the former Towns of Wingham, Clinton, Seaforth, Exeter and Goderich with the administration being located on Highway 21.

For residents of Blyth and East Wawanosh Wards:
Ontario Provincial Police 1-888-310-1122
www.opp.ca/wregion/english/huron.htm