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Fire Department

Chippewa of the Thames Fire Department


The Chippewa Fire Department (CFD) provides volunteer fire prevention, suppression and rescue services to the residents of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Munsee-Delaware Nation.

To continue transforming todays fire/rescue service into a progressive, proactive and professional service; services that will exceed todays demands, and meet tomorrows.

To contribute to an environment that is safe from fire and other public safety hazards by providing leadership and expertise in the reduction and elimination of these hazards.

Our Department values describe how we approach performing our mission, and how we will proceed toward our vision.

We are devoted to serving our membership and to exceeding their expectations.

We are committed to our membership and to their service, progress, & safety.

We will always strive to provide prompt, professional service to the best of our abilities.

We constantly explore new concepts and methods in order to increase our efficiency and/or effectiveness.

We aggressively seek and accept partnerships to improve the quality of our organization and service.

We act ethically, we are honest, we keep our word, and we take full responsibility for our actions.

Chippewa Volunteer Fire Fighters

Fire Chief: Austin Henry Email: (P) 519-289-2232

Deputy Fire Chief: R. Shane Fisher Email: (P) 519-289-5555 E: 231

Tyler Kechego, Fire Captain
Terrance Riley, Fire Safety Officer
Cheri Fisher, Fire Safety Officer Trainee

Mark Deleary, Rawleigh Grosbeck Jr., Tyler Kechego, Wyatt Kechego, Lindsay Riley, Darcy Snake, Terri Fisher, Gene Hendrick, Murray (Bear) Kechego, Jimmy McConnell, Kristi Hendrick, Cameron (Ed) Nelson.

The CFD is active in the community. You’ll find us at most community events taking part in some form or another. If you’re planning an event in which you would like to invite the CFD please contact either the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief.