Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Fire Department

Add Record Add Record | Suggest Update | Print Version (New Window)
Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Attawapiskat Fire Rescue consists of a fire chief, a lieutenant and seven firefighters
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
Hours Band Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergencies Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Attawapiskat First Nation
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 705-997-2166 
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4138
After Hours Phone NAPS Police Service 705-997-2224
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-997-2422
Primary Contact Jonathan Hookimaw, Acting Fire Chief and Life Safety Officer; Phone: 705-997-2229
Alternate Contact Leonard Kapashesit, EMS Coordinator, Mushkegowuk Council; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 111; Fax: 705-658-4035; Email:
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
View Google Map
Mailing Address c/o Fire Department 
PO Box 248 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)