About Barrie Fire

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) is a team of dedicated professionals delivering a vast array of emergency services to the citizens, business and visitors to Barrie. Originally organized in 1844, BFES has become one of the most respected fire services in Ontario, providing high-level service in: fire inspection/code enforcement, fire protection, technical rescue, training, communications, origin and cause investigations, and emergency management planning.

VISIONTo be a dynamic organization recognized and respected by the community as being on the leading edge of service provision.
MISSIONTo protect the lives, well being and property of the people of Barrie through dedication to life safety, commitment to community service and the preservation of the environment.
VALUESReflect leadership through team involvement encompassing:
• Safety
• Professionalism
• Commitment
• Accountability
• Efficiency
• Integrity
• Innovation

2023 Annual Report

BFES is an open and transparent organization committed to making evidence-based decisions supported by the collection and analysis of local data and information. The 2023 BFES Annual Report includes a thorough and detailed analysis of BFES operations, as well as a proactive fire protection model.

2023 Highlights

  • Dispatched over 35,893 emergency incidents for 21 municipalities
  • Responded to 10,778 emergency incidents
  • Completed 3,363 fire inspections
  • Emergency Communications Centre achieved the NFPA call processing time for 98% of emergency incidents
  • Less than 6 minutes travel time in 89% of incidents
  • Reviewed 362 building permits
  • Conducted 22 fire investigations

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Fire Stations

There are five fire stations in Barrie, located in different parts of the City. This page provides details about each station, including crews, trucks, and equipment available to respond. The 2021 budget included land acquisition for a new fire station to service the Mapleview Road and Prince William Way area. The 2024 budget funds construction of the new fire station.

Communications

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Communications Branch has been in the business of providing a professional level of fire communications services since 1984 and has committed to including Communications Services as a primary mandate of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service​.

The Communications Branch of BFES receives and processes requests for assistance. Information is accessed, the appropriate data is prepared and emergency vehicles are dispatched for 21 municipalities. Communications dispatch is responsible for over 800,000 residents within Simcoe County, Dufferin County, Grey County, the District of Muskoka and York Region​.

In 2023, BFES staff dispatched 35,893 emergency incidents for 21 municipalities. Read the media release for more information