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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 complement of 39 members, including 16 full-time firefighters, 3 temporary, 17 volunteers, a secretary, deputy chief and chief. Our service is not limited to firefighting. We strive to save lives by continuously training and preparing our personnel for emergencies, such as land and water rescue, Hazmat incidents, and fire prevention. We communicate in both French and English.

  • Responsible for fire prevention
  • Investigation of fires
  • Suppression of fires
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Inspect buildings to ensure compliance with Fire Code
  • Draft By-laws
  • Responsible for public relations in dealing with Fire Department matters


Outside fires permit application form

For any open fires (fires not within outdoor fireplaces) on a property within Bathurst city limits, citizens are required to apply for a permit from the Bathurst Fire Department. The "Outside Fires Permit Application Form" is available as an annexed document at the end to the document titled "BY-LAW NO. 2017-09, A BY-LAW CONCERNING OUTSIDE FIRES IN THE CITY OF BATHURST".


The By-Law document is available at the following link:



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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