Pikwakanagan Fire Rescue Department
The Pikwakanagan Fire Rescue Department is made up of a dedicated group of volunteer Firefighters. The department provides fire protection to the community. They are also a part of the Renfrew County mutual aid system, which provides fire protection to the surrounding townships when requested.
A large majority of the department members, with the exception of new recruits, have received training through the Ontario Native Fire Fighters Society. In addition, the department has been sending members for training and certification at the Ontario Firefighters College in Gravenhurst, Ontario. The Ontario Fire College is a provincial institution providing fire training for members of fire departments in Ontario. It is operated by the Office of the Fire Marshal.
The Pikwakanagan Fire Rescue Department has two pumper trucks, a tanker and a rescue van. A Snuffer is located on the back of one of the pumper trucks. The Snuffer is a foaming unit which is ideal for automobile fires. This unit uses a mixture of air, water and a foaming solution to smother the fire. The Snuffer uses a fraction of the water customarily used with a direct water line from the truck. The rescue van carries all the equipment necessary for fire fighting including ventilation fans, generators, volume pumps, SCBAs, Jaws of Life and other tools and equipment. The fire department has an inventory of fire fighting equipment and tools necessary for shore based water and ice rescue. They also have variety of fire suppression and auto extraction equipment.
Included in the inventory is the Cascade system which is used to refill the air bottles on the self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The filtered air is compressed to 4500 lbs.
Fire and rescue training includes First Aid and CPR (through St. John Ambulance), First Response including defibrillator, water ice rescue, auto extraction, hazardous materials, Emergency Response, officer training courses, Module A firefighter and fire suppression.
Fire Rescue Department
1657A Mishomis Inamo
Pikwakanagan Golden Lake ON