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Emergency and Protective Services Department

The Emergency & Protective Services (EPS) department is comprised of three divisions: Fire Services, By-Law Services and Emergency Management and operates out of North Grenville Fire Station #1 located at 259 County Road 44. The EPS team prides itself on being a modern service that evolves with the community it serves. The EPS staff are professional, knowledgeable and committed to delivering service excellence as they work to protect the 353 km2 of North Grenville.

The Director of Emergency and Protective Services Fire Chief manages the North Grenville Fire Service and its' 40 paid/on-call firefighters and also oversees emergency management, By-law services and manages an annual budget of approximately $1 million.

Fire Services Division

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The North Grenville Fire Service has a full time fire chief, deputy chief, fire prevention officer and administrative assistant and 40 paid/on-call firefighters. The service is committed to recruiting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience with the understanding that sustaining a modern fire service begins with the personnel.


By-Law Services Division

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The By-Law Services division is responsible for the enforcement of all Municipal By-Laws including the Property Standards, Yards and Animal Control By-Laws to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and visitors within North Grenville.

By-Law Services or the O.P.P.?

By-Law Services are responsible for enforcing municipal by-laws; the OPP are responsible to enforce federal or provincial legislation (e.g., Criminal Code, Highway Traffic Act, etc.).


Emergency Management Division

The Emergency Management division is responsible for the development, implementation and management of emergency planning initiatives that support Municipal preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery in emergency situations. As part of its responsibilities, the division promotes emergency preparedness for all residents of North Grenville as well as businesses and organizations in an effort to build resilience across the Municipality.

North Grenville Emergency Plan

For more information on emergency management in Ontario, including what individuals can do to be prepared, please visit Emergency Management Ontario .

EPS Contacts

  • Okum, John

    Director of Emergency & Protective Services, Fire Chief

    613-258-9569 ext 202

  • Urslak, Randy

    Deputy Fire Chief

    613-258-9569 ext 203

  • Armitage, Shannon

    Fire Prevention Officer

    613-258-9569 ext 205

  • Jones, Emily

    Administrative Assistant, Emergency Protective Services

    613-258-9569 ext 201

  • Garrah, John

    By-Law Officer

    613-258-9569 ext 206

  • Lizotte, Josee

    By-Law Officer

    613-258-9569 ext 204

  • Ouellette, Luc

    Senior By-Law Officer

    613-258-9569 ext 211