Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
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Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM) is responsible for fire and rescue operations in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. EMS first-response has been available in limited areas since 1976 and to the entire service area since 2009. The SIM is the 8th largest fire department in North America. The department offers High Angle Rescue (stations 13 & 27), Collapse Rescue (station 47), HazMat (station 29), Ice Rescue and Nautical Rescue.
Paid fire services in the city of Montreal date back to 1863.
In 2002, as the result of provincially-mandated municipal mergers, the 23 existing suburban fire services were merged with that of the City of Montreal to form the SIM, which now serves over 1.8 million people.
List of predecessor departments 
- Anjou Fire Department
- Baie d'Urfé Volunteer Fire Department
- Cote Saint Luc Fire Department
- Dollard-des-Ormeaux Fire Department - EMS
- Dorval Fire Department
- Hampstead Fire Department
- LaSalle Fire Department
- Lachine Fire Department
- Montreal East Fire Department
- Montreal North Fire Department
- Montreal West Fire Department - EMS
- Outremont Fire Department - EMS
- Pointe Claire-Beaconsfield-Kirkland Fire Department - EMS
- Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigade
- Saint-Laurent Fire Department - EMS
- Saint-Leonard Fire Department
- Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Fire Department
- Sainte-Genevieve Fire Department
- Senneville Fire Department
- Pierrefonds-Ile Bizard Fire Department (Service de la prévention des incendies Pierrefonds-Ile Bizard)
- City of Montreal Fire Department (Service de la prévention des incendies Montreal)
- Town of Mount Royal Fire Department
- Verdun Fire Department
- Westmount Fire Department - EMS
Note: EMS means department responded to calls for emergency medical service.
The SIM inherited all the vehicles of the fire departments prior to the 2002 amalgamation. Most have been replaced by new apparatus in subsequent years. In 2007, the SIM started replacing most of its older Spartan pumpers and aerial ladders with newer E-One Cyclone II apparatus. As of 2012, the SIM has signed a contract for 35 new Spartan MetroStar pumpers at the rate of seven delivered each year until 2017, as well as 3 Spartan MetroStar heavy rescue trucks.
The SIM comprises the following operating divisions:
Each station is under the supervision of a Captain and a Lieutenant, both wearing a red helmet. The department is divided into 2 divisions, each containing 6 regions, for a total of 12 regions. Each region is under the command of an Operations Chief and each division is under the command of a Division Chief.
Northern Operations Center (based at Station 35 in Ahuntsic)
- Region 1 - Stations 51, 56, 57, 58, 61
- Region 2 - Stations 52, 53, 54, 55
- Region 3 - Stations 62, 63, 71, 72, 73, 74
- Region 4 - Stations 9, 21, 22, 31, 37, 41
- Region 5 - Stations 17, 18, 35, 42, 43, 49
- Region 6 - Stations 8, 14, 28, 38, 44
Southern Operations Center (based at Station 76 in Westmount)
- Region 7 - Stations 64, 65, 77, 78
- Region 8 - Stations 3, 15, 23, 33, 66, 67
- Region 9 - Stations 4, 27, 34, 46, 75, 76
- Region 10 - Stations 2, 5, 10, 19, 20, 25
- Region 11 - Stations 16, 26, 29, 30, 47, 50
- Region 12 - Stations 13, 39, 40, 45, 48
There are 65 fire stations across Montreal, staffed by 2700 employees (2300 fire fighters and 400 support staff).
- "Rapport Des Activités 2009 -Près de vous en tout temps" (PDF) (in French). Direction du Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal. April 2010. p. 4. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- "Rapport Des Activités 2009 -Près de vous en tout temps" (PDF) (in French). Direction du Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal. April 2010. p. 40. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- "Rapport Des Activités 2009 -Près de vous en tout temps" (PDF) (in French). Direction du Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal. April 2010. pp. 36–37. Retrieved 2011-01-31.