Fire and Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services

Minto Fire 

The Minto Fire Department is dedicated to serving the community with a high standard of emergency response and fire prevention programs to ensure a safe environment for the residents of Minto.

Serving the communities of Clifford, Harriston & Palmerston in the municipality of the Town of Minto.


Our Stations

Minto has 3 stations and 85 volunteer firefighters.

Station 10 - Palmerston Station
845 King St. Palmerston, ON, N0G 2P0
Minto Fire Chief:
Chris Harrow, 519-343-3735

Station 11 - Harriston Station
87 Elora St. S. Harriston, ON, N0G 1Z0
Deputy Chief:
Mike MacDougall, 519-338-3046

Station 14 - Clifford Station
19 Allan St. E. Clifford, ON, N0G 1M0
Deputy Chief:
Wayne Loos, 519-327-8411

Burn Permits

Please call the Town of Minto Office (519-338-2511) at least 24 hours in advance to make the proper arrangements for a burn permit.
Burn Permit Requests for Rural properties can also be submitted on the Citizen Request Portal

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter?

Submit your resume to
For general inquiries and other information:

Follow Minto Fire

Follow the Minto Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter to keep informed about events and what’s happening with your local fire department.


Emergency Services

To stay up-to-date on emergency situations, follow the Town of Minto and Minto Fire Department on Facebook.
The Town of Minto website also has helpful tips on preparing for floods and other emergencies.


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 road conditions.

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

Police Services

  • O.P.P. Dispatch 24 Hours, 1-888-310-1122
  • North Wellington Operations Centre, 519-343-5770

Other Emergency Services

  • Poison Treatment Centre, 1-800-268-9017
  • Spills Action Centre, 1-800-268-6060
  • Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit 24/7, 1-800-265-7293
  • Union Gas, 1-877-969-0999