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History[]

Muskoka Lakes was formed in 1971 as part of municipal restructuring in Muskoka District. The newly formed municipality was an amalgamation of the Village of Bala, Cardwell Township, Medora & Wood Townships, the Village of Port Carling, Watt Township, the Village of Windermere and part of Monck Township.

The fire department was formed from a merger of the Bala Fire Department, the Medora & Wood Township Fire Department, the Monck Township Fire Department, Port Carling Fire Department and Windermere Fire Department.

Fire Stations[]

Station Address In Service Notes
Port Carling Fire Station 1 Bailey Street, Port Carling ????-2009 Part of municipal building.

Apparatus Roster[]

All pump/tank measurements are in Imperial gallons.

District 1[]

Foots Bay Fire Station - 1006 Buckeye Road[]

Built 1971

Tanker 1 - 2006 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/1500) (SN#A036)
Rescue 1 - 1997 Ford E-350 / Almonte
Snowmobile
Fire Boat (Still's Bay Dock)

Glen Orchard Fire Station - 3951 Muskoka Road 169, Unit #2[]

Built 1990

Pumper 1 - 2002 Ford F-550 (840/300)

District 3[]

Bala Fire Station - 1015 Grey Street, Bala[]

Built 1945/Addition 1999

Pumper 3 - 2016 Freightliner M2 106 / Metalfab (1050/800)
Tanker 3 - 2007 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/1500) (SN#A035)
Rescue 3 -
Snowmobile
Hazmat Trailer

District 4[]

Torrance Fire Station - 1030 Torrance Road, Torrance[]

Built 1985

Tanker 4 - 2019 Freightliner M2 106 / Metalfab (1050/1750)
Wildland ATV
Fire Boat (Queen’s Walk Dock)

Walker's Point Fire Station - 1074 Walker's Point Road, Walkers Point[]

Built 2007

Tanker 44 - 2012 Pierce Contender (SN#23371)
Pumper (spare)

District 5[]

Minett Fire Station - 1131 Juddhaven Road, Minett[]

Built 1986

Pumper 5 - 2007 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/500/25F)
Tanker 5 - 2006 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/1500)
Rescue 5 - 2015 Ford F-550 / Eastway
Fire Boat (SWS Marine Dock)

District 6[]

Port Carling Fire Station (Headquarters) - 1 Lee Valley Drive, Port Carling[]

Built 2009

Pumper 6 - 2016 Freightliner M2 106 / Metalfab (1050/800)
Tanker 6 - 2007 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/1500)
Tanker (spare)
Command 6 - 2020 Ford F-550
Mobile Command Post - Former Muskoka EMS unit
John Deere 'Gator' ATV

District 7[]

Raymond Fire Station - 1002 Spring Street, Raymond[]

Built 1980

Pumper 77 - 2007 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/500/25F) (SN#A353)
Tanker 77 - 2002 Freightliner FL 80 / Advance (port./1000)

Windermere Fire Station - 2201 Windermere Road, Utterson[]

Built 1995

Pumper 7 - 1997 GMC Top Kick / Fort Garry (1050/1000)
Tanker 7 - 2007 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (1050/1500/25F)
Snowmobile

District 9[]

Milford Bay Fire Station - 1229 Milford Bay Road, Milford Bay[]

Built 1955

Pumper 9 - 2017 Freightliner M2 106 / Metalfab (1050/800)
Tanker 9 - 2011 International 7400 / Fort Garry (1050/1500) (SN#M225)
Rescue 9 - 1998 Dodge / Oro Designs (250/200)
Amphibious Argo
Marine 9 - Fire Boat (Boathouse)

Spare Apparatus[]

2000 GMC C8500 / Fort Garry (1050/1000) (SN#M6524)

Assignment Unknown[]

Pumper 10
1998 Ford pumper (1050/1000)

On Order[]

  • 2021 Freightliner M2 106 / Fort Garry pumper (SN#J0163) for the Windermere Fire Station.
  • 2022 ? / Fort Garry 4x4 pumper for Glen Orchard

Retired Apparatus[]

2003 Ford F-550 / C-Max/Asphodel mini-pumper (840/300) (Ex-P4) (Sold to Tilden Lake Fire Protection Team)
2000 Ford E-350 / Demers walk-in rescue (Former ambulance)
1999 Ford F-550 / E-One mini-pumper (840/300) (E-One SN#121193) (Superior SNs SE 2199 & SE 2476)
1999 Ford E-350 / Demers walk-in rescue (Former ambulance)
1995 Ford F-700 / 1996 Fort Garry pumper (840/1000) (SN#M5777)
1995 GMC Top Kick pumper (625/500)
1995 GMC Top Kick / Almonte / 1972 Thibault pumper (625/500) (2001 refurb)
1994 GMC Top Kick pumper
1993 Ford F-450 / Sentinel walk-in medium rescue
1992 GMC K3500 light rescue
1991 Ford F-800 / Fort Garry pumper/tanker (625/1200) (SN#M4704)
1990 Ford F-800 / Fort Garry tanker (440/1600) (SN#M4408)
1989 Ford F-800 / Superior pumper (625/1000) (SN#SE 979) (Sold to Calvin Township Fire Department (Ontario))
1987 Ford F-800 / Superior pumper (625/800) (SN#SE 889)
1987 GMC C7000 / Fort Garry pumper (840/1000) (SN#SS 3445) (Sold to New Glasgow Rural Fire Company (Prince Edward Island))
1986 GMC K3500 light rescue
1983 GMC C7000 / Pierreville front-mount pumper (625/?) (SN#PFT-1263)
1979 tanker
1978 tanker
1973 Dodge 800 / Eastway front-mount pumper
1972 Dodge / Thibault pumper (625/?) (SN#T72-113)
1972 Dodge / Thibault pumper (625/?) (SN#T72-115)
1971 Dodge / Thibault pumper (625/?)
1963 Dodge / King-Seagrave mini-pumper (150/?) (SN#62092)
1958 pumper (600/?)
1958 pumper (600/?)
1956 Thibault pumper (1050/?) (Ex-Hamilton Fire Department (Ontario)) (Destroyed in a station fire in the 1970s)
Dodge light rescue

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Station Map[]

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