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About Us

Goulais Fire & Rescue Volunteers (G.F.R.V.) was founded back in 1981 to serve the needs of the Goulais River community and surrounding areas.   Goulais River is located on the Trans Canada Highway 17 about 25 Kilometers northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

G.F.R.V. is now contracted annually by the Local Services Board of Goulais and District to provide fire protection services to their coverage area.  The geographical area protected are the entire townships of Fenwick, Haviland, Kars, Ley, Pennefather and Van Koughnet and the portion of Dennis township lying north of Goulais Bay known as Goulais Point. 

This contract provides G.F.R.V. with the funding needed to maintain the operations for each year.  G.F.R.V. also contracts fire protection services to the Goulais Bay Indian Reserve number 15A.  Goulais Fire & Rescue is a registered charity and sells break open tickets at the Goulais River General Store.  Major capital expenditures are funded through our fundraising efforts and other contract agreements with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Natural Resources.


Over the years G.F.R.V. has grown into a modern well equipped service that responds to an average of 150 emergency calls per year.  Our current fleet of emergency vehicles is comprised of:

  • 2020 Polaris Northstar - Ranger 22

  • 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 - Support 26

  • 2006 Ford Medical Response S.U.V. by Roland Emergency Vehicles - Squad 5634

  • 2021 Freightliner Pumper/ Tanker - Tanker 24

  • 2020 Freightliner Fire Engine - Engine 23

  • 2014 International Terra Star Walk in Rescue  / Command by Asphodel Fire Trucks - Rescue 25


The Services that we provide to our residents and visitors include:

  • Fire Prevention & Education

  • Fire Suppression

  • Heavy Auto Extrication

  • Water & Ice Rescue

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level

  • Emergency Medical First Response


Goulais Fire & Rescue is always looking for more members to join our team.  We have opportunities for both firefighters and fire prevention personnel.  If you can help us please check out our membership page and contact us for more information.

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