Fire Station / Ambulance Services

History

The Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department originated in 1884 and have been housed in the same building

since 1907 when it was built for $12,384. After 2 fires hit the Sault in 1886 and 1896 the Central Fire

Station was built on Ridge Street in 1907. That same building is still used as the Fire Station to this

day.  The only addition to the building came in 1978 when an addition was put on the west side of 

the building.

 

 

 

Around the 1920s is when the department started changing from the horse-drawn equipment to

motorized equipment and instead of having volunteer firefighters they had full-time paid firemen.

 In 1932, the City Commission authorized the department to sell the last of their fire horse.

 

 

In the first decades of the 20th century there were two other stations.  Station No. 2 in Algonquin,

and Station No. 3 at the corner of Ashmun Street and Tenth Avenue.  In 1915, the Algonquin

Station had eight volunteers (who were paid for each fire they fought), a one-horse hose wagon,

and 500 feet of 2.5-inch hose.  Station No. 3 had ten volunteers and one “hand hose reel.” 

There were 36 fire-alarm boxes spread throughout the city, each linked to Central Station.  Starting

2007, the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department only operates out of Centra Fire Station located on

Ridge Street.

Contacts

For Fire House Information and Ambulance Billing please contact:

Erica Gordon: Secretary (906) 632-5715 or Email                         

Fax (906) 635-6969

 

Scott E. LaBonte, Chief (906) 632-2226 or Email

 

Emergency 911

Non-Emergency (906) 632-2226

 

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Firefighter Right to Know

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Burn Permits

 

Burn Permits issued by the City of Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department are available on line.  Burn Permit Link

The permits are no longer available for pickup at the Fire Hall.

 

Tour Information

The Fire Department is always happy to give a tour and educate on fire safety. To schedule a tour of our

historic facility call (906) 632-2226 option 3.

 

Kids

Click on Sparky to visit his fun learning page

Dog Sparky

Hours: M - F 9:00AM - 5:00PM
225 East Portage Ave, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: 906-632-5715
Fax: 906-635-5606

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