Fire Services in York Region - Operations - Markham


Markham Fire and Emergency Services
Established 1970
Staffing Full-time
Strength 200
Stations 9
Engines 7
Trucks 13
EMS Units see York Region EMS
Fire chief Bill Snowball

Markham Fire has 200 firefighters on staff is responsible for fire support for the City of Markham, as well as Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport. The newest station is 9-9, which opened in February 2012. The service began as the Markham Village Fire Department and acquired Unionville Fire Department in 1964. The Markham Fire Department was created in 1970 and renamed with the current name around the late 1990s.

Markham Fire and Emergency Services provides fire protection to the communities in the City of Markham:

  • Unionville, Ontario
  • Cornell, Ontario
  • Cachet, Ontario
  • Milliken, Ontario
  • Armadale, Ontario
  • Dickson Hill, Ontario
  • Buttonville, Ontario
  • Thornhill, Ontario
Fire Chiefs
  • Myrl Smith 1970-1985
  • Ken Beckett 1985-1996 - now Fire Chief in East Gwillimbury
  • Tony Mintoff 1996-1999
  • Bob Myles 1999 - acting Chief
  • Shayne Mintz 1999 - acting Chief
  • Don McClean 1999-2010 - career firefighter left department to complete law studies at Osgoode Law School
  • Bill Snowball 2010-
  • Station 9-1 - 7801 Bayview Avenue
  • Station 9-2 - 10 Riviera Drive (near Woodbine and 14th Avenue)
  • Station 9-3 - Woodbine Avenue / Major Mackenzie Drive East
  • Station 9-4 - 7300 Birchmount Road near Denison Street
  • Station 9-5 - 316 Main Street Unionville (near Kennedy Road and 16th Avenue)
  • Station 9-6 - 5567 Fourteenth Avenue
  • Station 9-7 - 209 Main Street Markham (across from Markham GO Station)
  • Station 9-8 - 650 Bur Oak Drive (east of McCowan Road on Bur Oak)
  • Station 9-9 - 3255 Bur Oak Drive (north of Highway 7 on Bur Oak) - Markham's newest station, opened in early 2012 in Cornell next to Markham-Stouffville Hospital.
  • Training Centre - 438 John Street (former ambulance station and former Station 9-2)
  • Administration Centre - 8100 Warden Avenue (former Markham Hydro Head Office)

Old Firehall Confectionary on 170 Main Street Unionville was a fire station from the 1930s to 1970s. It was converted to current use in the 1980s.

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