Wahgoshig First Nation

Site: Fire Hall

Service: Fire Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Community has own fire hall and fire truck but are located outside Matheson township so cannot access Matheson fire department
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 
  • Services provided through own community fire department, equipment and First-Response team
Hours Band Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Wahgoshig First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wahgoshig First Nation
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, French; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-273-2055
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-273-2900
Website www.wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Primary Contact James Babin, Fire Fighter
Alternate Contact Johnny Walker, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-273-2055 ext 225; Email: wfnmanager@wahgoshigfirstnation.com
Site Location Community is 6 km off Hwy 101 approx 45 km E of Matheson, along S shore of Lake Abitibi
Located In Community Wahgoshig First Nation
Address Fire Hall
RR #3
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
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Mailing Address c/o Fire Department 
PO Box 629 
Matheson, ON P0K 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)