Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Fire Department

Service: Volunteer Fire Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for fire prevention and administration of the Ontario Fire Code Issues applicable burn permits required for brush piles, incinerators and open fires, excluding campfires Provides the following services:
  • Education
  • Emergency planning
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials information
  • Home safety which includes ensuring all homes are equipped (and annually inspected) with smoke alarms and charged fire extinguishers
  • Response to mishap/accidents in Garden River territory
  • Services to elderly and disabled community members such as chimney cleaning and installation of carbon/smoke detectors
  • Maintenance of baseball field
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Garden River First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 24-hour Service 705-253-1870
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-945-1415
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Steve Nolan, Fire Chief
Alternate Contact Eulalia Boyer, Public Works Co-Manager; Phone: 705-946-6300 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 33 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)