Emergency Numbers for Fort Simpson

All Services: 9-1-1

Fire/Ambulance/ Rescue: 867-695-2222

Nurse on Call: 867-695-3232

RCMP: 867-695-1111

Health Center (working hours only): 867-695-7000

Forest Fire Hotline: 1-877-NWTFIRE (698-3473)


September 2023

The Fort Simpson Fire and Ambulance Department is comprised of twenty volunteer members. They provide Fire service in the community, as well as Ambulance and Rescue services to the Village and the surrounding area. The Department is administered by the Director of Protective Services for the Village of Fort Simpson, and the Officers of the Department.

All members serve on a volunteer basis and are not directly compensated monetarily. Members receive various other benefits such as department branded clothing, a private fitness area, and social events.

The members meet every Wednesday for training and at various other times for supplemental training sessions, mentorship meetings, and weekend courses.

Last year we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the FSFD. Thank you to all past, present, and future members for their service!

Response Equipment

The Department has 2 Pumper Trucks for Fire response, a Highway Rescue Truck, 2 Ambulances, and a Pickup truck.


At year-end 2022, The Department responded to 304 Medical calls, 21 Fires, and 1 Rescue. Volunteers recorded 3,478 hours of time helping their community last year. So far in 2023, the Department has responded to 177 Medical calls, 19 Fires and 1 Rescue.

How to help

If you wish to devote some of your time and energy to helping your community, please fill out the application form here or at the Village Office. Once completed, give to the front desk at the Village or email it to fire@fortsimpson.com

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the Department Officers. You may be asked to attend an interview with the Officers or to present relevant documents before a decision is made.

We are accepting applications at this time, please consider joining if you are interested in the Fire and EMS profession and would like to help us help others.

Thank you.