Emergency Services & Preparedness


To report a fire emergency, call 9-1-1

Fire protection services for the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh are provided by fire departments from Goderich, Lucknow, and North Huron. Each fire department provides fire protection services and assets suitable to meet municipal responsibilities within a specified area of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. 

To determine which fire department provides coverage to your property visit Huron County GIS. Click the link, then 'Accept Terms of Use', and use the left side bar to search your address. Alternatively you can view the ACW Fire Coverage Map

Goderich Fire Department

Darren Doak, Fire Chief:  519-525-7229

Lucknow Fire Department

Christopher Cleave, Fire Chief:   519-395-3735 ext. 164 or ccleave@huronkinloss.com

To report a controlled burn call: 1-800-511-9911 (24/7)

For the Lucknow Fire Department after hours non-emergency contact: 1-866-299-5199

North Huron Fire Department

Marty Bedard, Fire Chief:  226-523-9500

Please note the Fire Department must be notified in advance of any large agricultural and demolition controlled fires.



To report an emergency, call 9-1-1

Non-Emergency, call 1-888-310-1122

Police services in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police. The OPP are also empowered to enforce Municipal By-laws within the municipality. 

Public Health

To report a medical emergency, call 9-1-1

Huron County Health Unit

The Huron County Health Unit is one of 36 public health units in Ontario providing health promotion and disease prevention programs.

Their full-time specially qualified staff provides programming that:

  • Promotes healthy infant and child development, reproductive, sexual and dental health.
  • Prevents heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, injuries and tobacco use.
  • Protects our community from communicable and infectious disease, and environmental hazards such as contaminated food and water.

Find information about their many programs and services by visiting Huron Perth Public Health

To contact the Huron County Health Unit please call (519) 482-3416 or toll-free 1 (877) 837-6143 during office hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

After hours, in the event of a public health emergency, such as an animal bite, food poisoning, disease outbreak or natural disaster, please call (519) 482-7077 immediately.

Emergency Preparedness

Be Prepared Not Scared

Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency. Your best protection in any emergency is being prepared. Click on the icons below to create your own emergency preparedness kit and subscribe to emergency updates.

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211 – Make the Connection211

211 is the helpline to connect you to community, health and social services. It can be accessed during or following emergencies for non-emergency information. 211 is the number to call when you need help but aren’t sure where to turn.

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No community is equipped to handle all the demands of a catastrophe. Knowing what to do when a disaster strikes will help you better control the situation and be in a better position to recover more quickly.

View the Township Emergency Response Plan for more information.

For more information regarding emergency preparedness contact Cathy at the municipal office.

To Learn More about Emergencies and how to protect you and your family refer to www.emergencymanagementontario.ca

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