Michipicoten First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Volunteer Fire Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Not affiliated with a Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for fire prevention and administration of the Ontario Fire Code 
  • Participates in a multi-year service agreement to receive fire suppression and emergency services from the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department; includes annual maintenance on the fire equipment and fire truck as well as annual flushing of hydrants and the distribution system 
  • Issues applicable burn permits required for brush piles, incinerators and open fires, excluding campfires 
  • Provides services to elderly and disabled community members such as chimney cleaning and installation of carbon/smoke detectors 
  • Maintains a community fire hall 
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 mishaps/accidents in Michipicoten First Nation territory
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-1:30 pm 
Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Michipicoten First Nation
Eligibility Members of Michipicoten First Nation
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-856-1993
Toll Free Phone 1-888-303-7723
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-856-1642
E-Mail cbuckell@michipicoten.com
Website www.michipicoten.com
Primary Contact Chris Buckell, Fire Official and Water Treatment Plant Operator 1; Phone: 705-856-1993 ext 217 * (Cell) 705-542-4496
Alternate Contact Kylie Conway, Water Treatment Plant Operator 2; Phone: 705-856-1993 ext 222; Email: kconway@michipicoten.com
Site Location Reserve is on N shore of Michipicoten Bay in Lake Superior, 24 km SW of Wawa
Located In Community Michipicoten First Nation
Address 107 Hiawatha Dr
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
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Intersection Hiawatha Dr and White Sands Dr
Mailing Address c/o Fire Department 
PO Box 1 
Site 8, RR 1 
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)