Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services

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Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
Operational area
Country  Canada
Province Ontario
City Mississauga
Agency overview
Annual calls 30,000+
Staffing 700+
Fire chief Tim Beckett
IAFF 1212
Facilities and equipment
Battalions 3
Stations 20
Engines 22 (16 pumpers, 6 rescue pumpers)
Trucks 6
Platforms 2
Rescues 1
Tenders 1
HAZMAT 1
Light and air 1
Website
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MFES responding to a house explosion (2006)

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) provides fire fighting service for the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

The Fire Service was established in 1968 and formed from local departments (Port Credit, Cooksville, Lakeview, Malton, Meadowvale) that existed prior to the creation of Mississauga, Ontario. MFES was mainly made up of the Toronto Township Volunteer Fire Department, itself created from volunteer units in the 1870s. By 1975, Mississauga's fire service was a full-time service.

Mississauga Fire co-ordinates with Toronto Fire Services, Brampton Fire and Rescue, and Peel Regional Paramedic Services for additional help and practicing emergency disaster exercises.

Fire stations and apparatus[edit]

Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon all underwent a region wide renumbering of stations and apparatus in the 1990s. Each station would have a 3 digit number and its apparatus would have a letter(s) prefix. The prefix would identify the type of apparatus, the first digit would identify the municipality, and the last 2 digits identify the station. The municipality numbers are:

  • 1 - Mississauga
  • 2 - Brampton
  • 3 - Caledon

For example, P122 would be a pumper assigned to Mississauga's no. 22 station, S205 would be a rescue pumper assigned to Brampton's no. 5 station and so on. Spare apparatus (for Mississauga and Brampton) would be numbered with a 5 as the second digit in the number (P152, S255, A150, etc.)

MFES currently operates 20 fire stations with 7 more on the way:

Station Neighbourhood Pumpers/Squads Aerials Other Units Address Build year(s)
101 (Headquarters) Fairview Pumper 101, Squad 101 Aerial 101 Air & Light 101, Car 106 (Platoon Chief), Car 108 (District Chief) 15 Fairview Rd. W (@ Hurontario St.) 1974
102 Lakeview Pumper 102 Antique pumper 710 3rd St. (@ Cawthra Rd.) 1978-1979
103 Clarkson Pumper 103 Aerial 103 2035 Lushes Ave. (@ Southdown Rd.) 1984-1985
104 Port Credit Pumper 104 62 Port St. W (@ Mississauga Rd.) 1955
105 Malton Squad 105 Aerial 105 7101 Goreway Dr. (north of Derry Rd. E) 1981
106 Applewood Hills Squad 106 Aerial 106 1355 Winding Trail (@ Dixie Rd.) 2011-2013
107 Erindale Squad 107 Aerial 107 1965 Dundas St. W (east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) 1968-1970
108 Streetsville Pumper 108 Tanker 101 2267 Britannia Rd. W (west of Millcreek Dr.) 1979-1980
109 Britannia Pumper 109 HazMat 101 1735 Britannia Rd. E (east of Dixie Rd.) 1977
110 Cooksville Pumper 110 Aerial 110 2316 Hurontario St. (north of Queensway) 1981-1982
111 Meadowvale Squad 111 Aerial 111 2740 Derry Rd. W (east of Glen Erin Dr.) 1982-1983
112 Erindale Station Pumper 112 4090 Creditview Rd. (north of Burnhamthorpe Rd. W) 1984
114 Heartland Pumper 114, Squad 114 Trench Rescue 101, Special Operations 101 5845 Falbourne St. (north of Matheson Blvd. W) 1990
115 Central Erin Mills Pumper 115 Aerial 115 4595 Glen Erin Dr. (south of Eglinton Ave. W) 1991
116 West Malton Pumper 116 6825 Tomken Rd. (south of Derry Rd. E) 2011-2012
117 North Dixie Pumper 117 Command Post 101, Car 109 (District Chief) 1090 Nuvik Ct. (northeast of Tomken Rd. / Eglinton Ave.) 1999
118 East Credit Pumper 118 Canteen 101, Car 107 (District Chief) 1045 Bristol Rd. W (west of Terry Fox Way) 1996
119 Toronto Pearson (Airport) Pumper 119 6375 Airport Rd. 2014-2015
120 (Future Station) 125 Eglinton Ave. W (east of Fairwind Dr.) 2017-2018
121 Meadowvale Village Pumper 121 6745 Mavis Rd. (north of Courtneypark Dr. W) 2001-2002
122 Churchill Meadows Pumper 122 Rehab 101, Antique unit 3600 Thomas St. (@ Tenth Line) 2002-2003
Garry W. Morden Centre (Training Facility) Lisgar Pumper 180, Training Pumper Aerial 153 Car 180, Car 181, Car 182, Car 183, Car 184, Training Vehicle 01, Training Vehicle 02 7535 Ninth Line (south of Hwy 401) 2010-2012

Apparatus glossary[edit]

  • Pumper - Rescue pumper truck w. standard equipment (P109 and P180 are quints with 55' aerials)
  • Squad - Rescue pumper truck w. additional rescue and extrication equipment (S101, S107, S111, S114 are equipped with additional special equipment for certain incidents)
  • Aerial - Standard rear-mount ladder quint (A101, A106 have attached platforms)
  • Car - Vehicle for District and Platoon Chiefs
  • Air & Light - Air & light support vehicle
  • Tanker - Pumper-tanker / water tender
  • HazMat - Hazardous Materials Incident Team
  • Trench Rescue - Trench Rescue vehicle
  • Special Operations - Trench Rescue support vehicle
  • Command Post - Incident command truck
  • Canteen - Long-term incident refreshment van
  • Rehab - Firefighter medical support vehicle

Petro Canada Lubricants[edit]

Petro Canada has their own in-house fire equipment (emergency response team) at their lubricants facility in Mississauga. For major fires or other situations, Mississauga Fire would be asked to assist as primary responders.[1]

Notable fires and incidents[edit]

The MFES has a distinguished record and has fought a number of prominent fires and disasters including:

  • 1979 Mississauga train derailment
  • Air Canada Flight 189 disaster (1978)
  • Burnhamthorpe / Ponytrail 3rd alarm townhouse fire (2009)
  • Malton 3rd alarm industrial warehouse fire where 4 firefighters were injured in the line of duty (2014)
  • Dixie / Rathburn (Hickory Dr) house explosion (2016)
  • Bramalea Rd 3rd alarm paper mill fire (2016)
  • Mississauga plaza blast 3066 Hurontario St (2018)
  • Mississauga restaurant explosion Hurontario and Eglinton (2018)

Members[edit]

As of 2006 MFES has 700 firefighters and personnel. The firefighters are represented by Local 1212 of IAFF.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 

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