Emergency Services

Flood Conditions

The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority has identified parts of the Town of Minto as flood prone, in particular sections of Harriston such as parts of the downtown, North Ward and the Young Street Trailer Park. The moisture level in this year's snow pack is the highest it's been in 45 years since records were kept. This does not mean flooding will happen, but heavy rain, warm temperatures and a quick thaw at the same time would make the risk of flood damage high. Flood risks are not limited to any one time of year in this area.

The Self Help Advice Brochure identifies what to do before, during and after a flood event. Please familiarize yourself with this brochure and prepare yourself and your family so you are ready in the event a flood emergency occurs.

Self Help Advice Brochure

Food Safety After a Flood

Town of Minto Emergency Response Plan

If a flood event occurs, the Conservation Authority will issue flood messages to the Town and make them available to local media. The Town will provide up to date information using its website, social media, and through local media such as radio stations.

Preparing for and responding to an emergency is all our responsibility. Safeguard your home and family. Become prepared. Town of Minto Emergency Response Plan

For more information please visit: www.mvca.on.ca

9-1-1 Police, Fire & Ambulance Tips:

Only use 9-1-1 for urgent police, fire and ambulance assistance.
Do not use 9-1-1 to obtain general information and/or information on winter road conditions.

Town of Minto Fire Department

Chris Harrow

Minto Fire Chief

Clifford Station

17 Allan St. E. Clifford, ON N0G 1M0
Deputy Chief: Wayne Loos

Harriston Station

87 Elora St. S. Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0
Deputy Chief: Mike MacDougall

Palmerston Station

845 King St. Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0
Fire Chief: Chris Harrow

Please call at least 24 hrs. in advance to make the proper arrangements for a burn permit.
Minto Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation


Local Hospitals

Palmerston & District Hospital, 519-343-2030

Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, 519-323-2210

Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, 519-843-2010

Guelph General Hospital, 519-822-5350

Poison Treatment Centre


Spills Action Centre


Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit 24/7


Union Gas


O.P.P. Dispatch 24 Hours


Wellington County O.P.P. Administration Centre