Chatham-Kent is an amalgamated single tier municipality, created in 1998 through the amalgamation of Kent County and the City of Chatham. Including approximately 2,500 km², the Municipality of Chatham-Kent is the 12th largest municipality by area in Canada.
In addition to the unique challenges posed by geography, Chatham-Kent is bordered by large bodies of water on two sides and transected by Highway 401. Combining a resident population of approximately104,000 people, a transient population provided by Highway 401’s “Windsor – Toronto” corridor and the recreational visitors to expansive beaches, waterways, and cottages, ensuring optimal emergency services coverage can be challenging. As well, specialized knowledge and skills are required to meet the need of both the agricultural and industrial sectors.
CKFES is part of the Community Development portfolio for Chatham-Kent and includes three (3) operational service divisions: Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management. The Fire Chief is a member of the Executive Management Team for the Municipality and is responsible to Council for Fire & EMS service delivery.
Emergencies Call 911
For more general inquiries contact:
Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services
5 Second Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5X2