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Suppression Division

Whitby Fire and Emergency Services Suppression Division consists of 4 Platoons with a total compliment of 124 firefighters. Whitby has 5 strategically located fire stations throughout the Town that are staffed 24 hours a day.

The 124 men and women, which make up the Suppression Division, are trained to respond to the needs of our community in a caring sensitive manner. Emergency responses may include structure fires, motor vehicle collisions/auto extrication, medical emergencies, carbon monoxide responses, gas leaks, technical rescues, hazardous materials responses and water/ice rescues.

The Suppression Division operates 6 front run apparatus: 5 Pumper/Rescue apparatus and 1-100' Aerial Device out of 5 stations. In addition to the 6 front run apparatus, the Suppression Division has access to 1 Tanker apparatus and 1 Rescue unit.

The Suppression Division actively participates in public fire safety education programs throughout the community.


Fire Stations in the Town of Whitby

Station 1

6745 Baldwin Street NorthStation 1
Brooklin, ON L1M 1Y1

  • Opened in 2006
  • One crew Station
  • Apparatus: Pump/Rescue 31

Station 2

1600 Manning RoadStation 2
Whitby, ON L1N 3L8

  • Originally built in 1966 as a volunteer station and renovated in 1988
  • One crew Station
  • Apparatus: Pump/Rescue 32

Station 3

1601 Brock Street SouthStation 3
Whitby, ON L1N 4M5

  • Opened in 2004
  • One crew Station
  • Apparatus: Pump/Rescue 33, Rescue Unit 33

Station 4

734 Dundas Street WestStation 4
Whitby, ON L1N 2N4

  • Opened in 2002
  • One crew Station
  • Apparatus: Pump/Rescue 34

Station 5

111 McKinney DriveStation 5
Whitby, ON L1N 3M2

  • Opened in 1995
  • Two crew Station
  • Apparatus: Pump/Rescue 35, Aerial 35, Tanker 35

Training Division

Whitby Fire and Emergency Services' training of full-time firefighters meets the requirements of the Ontario Fire College's Curriculum and Company Officer Diploma Program. Fire suppression crews spend a portion of each shift training on the skills required to work effectively as a team.

Training topics include:

  • Defensive driving
  • First aid, CPR and defibrillation
  • Survival, mayday, and rapid intervention
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Live fire training
  • Medical emergency tiered response
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Land-based water rescue
  • Protective clothing
  • Self contained breathing apparatus
  • Fire Streams
  • Fire Suppression Techniques