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Welcome to the Bathurst Fire Department's section on the City of Bathurst website. Our department has been in operation since 1891 and was at the time known as the "Keystone Fire Department". Until the early 50's, it was strictly volunteer.

Presently, we have a compliment of 31 members, including 16 full-time firefighters, 3 temporary, 12 volunteers, a secretary, a permanent deputy chief and chief. Our service is not limited to firefighting. We strive to save by continuously training and preparing our personnel for emergencies, such as land and water rescue, Haz/Mat Incidents, and Fire Prevention. We communicate in both French and English.

  • Responsible for fire prevention, education and inspections
  • Investigation of fires
  • Suppression of fires
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Rescue: Auto Extrication, Ice & Water and Off Road
  • Hazmat: Provincial Scout team, Regional H-M team
  • Inspect buildings to ensure compliance with Fire Code
  • Draft By-laws
  • Responsible for public relations in dealing with Fire Department matters


City Hall at Bathurst, New Brunswick

Fire Chief
Donald Laffoley

Deputy Fire Chief
Danny Boucher

Lynne Gallant-Valley

Tel: (506)548-0439
Fax: (506)549-3299

Email: City.Fire@Bathurst.ca
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