Emergency Services


Fire and Medical First Responder

For the safety and protection of our residents, Dorion Emergency Services provides 24/7 volunteer fire and first responder (medical) services throughout the township and area including Hurkett. In the case of fire, volunteer firefighter are trained to do everything they can to save lives and safely extinguish the flames. In case of medical emergency, they provide basic medical care until an ambulance can arrive. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, patients in a medical emergency may be transported to the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre.

Dorion Fire Hall

Ben Atkinson, Fire Chief
R.R. #1
Dorion, ON
P0T 1K0
Tel: (226) 930-1159 (non-emergency – for emergencies, call 911)

To become a volunteer firefighter, please fill out this application and submit to the address above.


Police services in Dorion are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

OPP - Nipigon Detachment

#422 Hwy 17
PO Box 187
Nipigon, ON P0T 2J0

Emergency: 911
Main: (807) 887-2637
Fax: (80) 887-2399
Website: www.opp.ca

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Emergency Management and Response

All municipalities in Ontario must have a plan in place to ensure the safety of its residents in the case of a community-wide emergency. Emergencies in this case are defined as events abnormally affecting the health, safety, welfare, or property of the community, which by their nature or magnitude require a controlled and coordinated response by all agencies. These are distinct from routine operations carried out by municipal agencies such as fire, police, or roads departments.

The Emergency Act states: “The Head of Council may declare that an emergency exists in the municipality or in any part thereof and may take such action and make such orders as he/she considers necessary and are not contrary to the law to implement and the emergency plan of the municipality and to protect the property and the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the emergency area.”

For more information, please read Dorion’s Emergency Response Plan.