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Fire & Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Public Works After Hours Emergency Line 1-800-460-5736

Please call the above number to report the following concerns after hours.  Your concerns will be forwarded to Township staff for response.

  •     trees or any other obstruction blocking Township roadways
  •     missing stop signs
  •     road washouts
  •     flooded roads
  •     large potholes on roadways
  •     icy roads or intersections

Emergency Medical Services

The Parry Sound Ambulance Service (through the West Parry Sound Health Centre) is the sole provider of ambulance service in the Parry Sound District and is responsible for providing primary and advanced medical care to ill and injured persons to, from and between medical treatment facilities.

Fire Services

Please be aware that the Township of The Archipelago DOES NOT provide for the delivery of fire protection services. 


The Township undertakes fire prevention and public education, ensuring that all citizens are aware and informed.  Please review the Township's Fire Prevention and Safety Program.


Police Services are delivered by the Ontario Provincial Police - West Parry Sound Detachment. Visit the Ontario Provincial Police website for new, information on programs, and safety tips.  


The Canadian Coast Guard - Britt Search and Rescue Station
The Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Station near Britt, Ontario, is open and fully operational for the 2018 season.  Britt IRB is on standby 24/7 from May 16, 2018 until September 5, 2018, ready to assist in all marine vessel and/or medical emergency situations occurring from Snug Harbour to Killarney, Ontario.  Britt IRB is a free service provided by the Government of Canada, and has no ticketing or law enforcement capabilities.  In case of an emergency, please all *16 on your cell phone, 1-800-267-7270 on any phone, or the Coast Guard on VHF marine radio channel 16 for assistance.
While our primary job is to perform in a search and rescue capacity, we also enjoy participating in public outreach events and presentations.  If your organizations has any events throughout the summer that you would like Britt IRB to be a part of, or if you are interested in having a complementary boat inspection done through our pleasure craft courtesy check program, please email