Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Volunteer Fire Department

Service: Fire Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for fire protection and prevention, and administration of the Ontario Fire Code 
  • Issues applicable burn permits required for brush piles, incinerators and open fires, excluding campfires 
  • Practises regular standardized training modules and members also attend external training opportunities 
  • Maintains a fire hall, equipment and 2 fire trucks
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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergency Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1798
After Hours Phone 807-229-1666
Crisis Phone 1-866-534-5542
Fax 807-229-1944
Primary Contact Garland Moses, Capital Housing Manager; Phone: 807-229-1749 ext 240
Alternate Contact Daniel Michano, Capital Housing Manager; Phone: 807-229-1749 ext 243
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address 29 Pic River Rd
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
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Mailing Address c/o Fire Department 
General Delivery 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)