The Municipality of Wawa has a volunteer Fire Department consisting of 20 personnel, including Fire Chief Kevin Sabourin. The alarm system for the community consists of a telephone and pager system. A 24 hour paging system is maintained through the local police department. All areas within the Municipality of Wawa are served by the Fire Department, including the immediate roads surrounding the Municipality, local industry, the Airport, Pinewood Drive, Highway 17, and the Mission. The Fire Department responds to rescue situations within a wider jurisdiction, including Montreal River to the South, Highway 651 at Missanabie, and Highway 519 at Highway 17 North. They are also a member of the Algoma District Mutual Aid Program, providing help to other communities in emergencies, as far away as Chapleau, Spanish, and Hornepayne.
The insurance classification for the Municipality is a Grade 4, Class 6. Some commercial buildings have automatic internal fire alarms that provide 24 hour dispatch. A municipal by-law is enforced requiring all dwellings and buildings in the municipality to have smoke alarms installed.
Fire hydrants are positioned throughout the community, and a tanker truck is used for those areas not supplied with hydrants. The Municipality owns 2 pumper trucks, one rescue unit containing an auto extrication unit, and one tanker/pumper.
Wawa Fire Department
40 Broadway Avenue, Wawa
Telephone: (705) 856-2244, ext. 279