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Emergency Services

Mission Statement

The mission of Blandford-Blenheim Emergency Services is to protect the lives and property of our citizens and visitors by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, accident, medical emergency, disaster or any other event which may threaten the public welfare.

Service Objectives:

  • Provide a timely response for all service request
  • Provide highly trained and skilled staff
  • Reduce the incidence or injury, loss of life and property damage by providing public education programs and fire prevention services
  • Conform to legislation, regulations, standards and policies thereby mitigating liabilities /losses to the Township, assets
  • Be responsive to local economies so that our service model reflects the needs of the Township
  • Treat all persons with respect, compassion and dignity

Firefighter Recruitment

If you enjoy serving your community and are willing to dedicate the time required to successfully complete a mandatory training program, attend weekly training sessions and respond frequently to emergencies within your response area this could be your opportunity to make a difference in your community.

Interested applicants must attend a Firefighter Recruitment night held in late fall each year. Watch our website for details.

Neighbours helping Neighbours . . . . Volunteer Today

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Open Air Burning

In an effort to save tax dollars, the Township Fire Department has adopted a series of guidelines to curb the growing problem of unnecessary fire calls.

Read our guidelines for controlled burns.

Controlled Burns

The Township requires all burns to be called into the Township Office. This helps us to make sure that fires are being performed in a safe way, as well as making sure that firefighters are only sent out to real fires - this saves money and makes sure that when a real fire happens, people and vehicles are available. Failure to call in a burn could mean that you'll be faced with the cost of sending firefighters out to your property.

Township Staff
Chief Building Official
John Scherer
Phone: 519-462-2697 (East Zorra Tavistock Office)
Fax: 519-463-5881
Building Inspector / Property Standards Enforcement Officer
Ray Belanger
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7429
Fax: 519-463-5881
Dustin Robson
Phone: 519-539-9800 ex 3211
Drainage Superintendent
Jim Harmer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7433
Fax: 519-463-5881
Rodger Mordue
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7427
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7422
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Finance/Treasurer
Denise Krug
Treasury, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Planning
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7424
Fax: 519-463-5881
Deputy Treasurer/Revenue Co-ordinator
Katie Koski
Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Tax Administrator
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7425
Fax: 519-463-5881
Finance/ Customer Service Clerk
Shanna Kamenar
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7421
Fax: 519-463-5881

Director of Protective Services
Fire Chief
Rick Richardson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7423
Fax: 519-463-5881
Protective Services Administrator
Michelle VanWyk
Protective Services Administration / CEMC
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7432
Fax: 519-463-5881
Director of Public Works
Jim Borton
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 7426
Fax: 519-463-5881
Road Supervisor
Ben Minutillo
Drumbo Shop: 519-463-5389
Manager of Community Services
Trevor Baer
Arena Contact, Maintenance Lead
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886