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Emergency and Fire Services

You’ll always feel safe in Warwick knowing that our emergency services are readily available to you in times of need. The township is patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) and a by-law enforcement officer, is home to one of the eight land-ambulance stations offered by the Lambton Emergency Medical Services, and is home to two volunteer fire departments.

See below for more detailed information on each of these emergency services. You will also find Warwick’s Emergency Response Plan, the Fall-Winter Emergency Preparedness Flyer, and a link to the Emergency Preparedness page on Lambton Online below.

Click here to visit the “Emergency & Weather” section of this website, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook to receive emergency notifications to your Newsfeed.

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Emergency Information

The County of Lambton Emergency Co-ordinator is Mark Wetering and he is working with the Township of Warwick's Emergency Co-ordinator, Jim Hart to produce an emergency plan to You’ll always feel safe in Warwick knowing that our emergency services are readily available to you in times of need. The township is patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) and a by-law enforcement officer, is home to one of the eight land-ambulance stations offered by the Lambton Emergency Medical Services, and is home to two volunteer fire departments.

See below for more detailed information on each of these emergency services. You will also find Warwick’s Emergency Response Plan, the Fall-Winter Emergency Preparedness Flyer, and a link to the Emergency Preparedness page on Lambton Online below.

Click here to visit the “Emergency & Weather” section of this website, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook to receive emergency notifications to your Newsfeed. Click the small “f” icon beside the search bar at the top right hand corner of this page to visit our Facebook Page.cover a variety of situations that could arise in the municipality.

Residents can Call 211 During Emergencies for Information

Lambton County residents seeking information during a major emergency will now have an additional resource at their disposal. The County of Lambton has partnered with 211 Ontario for that agency to answer telephone calls from residents seeking answers to urgent questions.  During times of emergency, 211 will provide specific and authoritative information that will help residents cope with and recover from an emergency.

Click here to view the full media release.

Emergency Preparedness

Will you be ready if an emergency or natural disaster occurs?  The Township has created an Emergency Preparedness Newsletter to help ensure that you are prepared when it counts. 

Links to the newsletter are below and paper copies are available for pick up at the Township Office, 6332 Nauvoo Road.  Contact the Township Office at 519-849-3926 if you'd like a copy mailed to your address.

Emergency Preparedness Newsletter

Fire Departments

Warwick Township has two volunteer fire departments:

The Warwick Station is located in the hamlet of Warwick Village at 7074 Egremont Road and has 21 volunteers. The Fire Chief is Brad Goodhill.

The Watford Station is located in the Village of Watford at 520 Ontario Street and has 24 volunteers. The Fire Chief is Rick Sitlington.

Both stations are made up of dedicated volunteers. Their purpose is to respond to all 911 emergency calls in their designated fire areas of Warwick Township. When calling in an emergency to "911" please be sure to use and refer to your assigned "911" address.

Both departments are fully equipped to handle all types of emergencies, from a small house fire to an emergency vehicle extrication call.

Warwick Fire Department
Fire Chief: Brad Goodhill
Contact at 519-490-4256 or warwickfire@warwicktownship.ca

Watford Fire Department
Fire Chief: Rick Sitlington
Contact at 519-490-4337 or watfordfire@warwicktownship.ca

Link to Office of the Fire Marshall

Fire Department By-Laws

Police & Policing Committee

The Township of Warwick is serviced by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

The Warwick Township Community Policing Committee is made up of volunteers and a Lambton O.P.P. Officer assigned to the Township. The mandate and purpose of the Community Policing is to create a partnership with the local public residents to solve localized problems or make specific improvements that enhance the overall quality of life in our community.

The Committee meets: on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 p.m. at their office - 536 Simcoe St., Watford

Executive Officers are: Chair Craig Johnston; Treasurer Betty Poland; and Secretary Gary Worsfold.

These committee meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend and participate to help the community to become a better and safer place for the residents to enjoy.

Police & Policing Committee By-Laws

Ambulance Service

Lambton Emergency Medical Services offers land ambulance services to the residents of Lambton County. One of the eight stations is located in Watford.

By-Law Enforcement Officer

The Township of Warwick has a part-time By-law Enforcement Officer that does mainly parking infractions. There are various parking restrictions throughout the Village of Watford and the hamlet of Warwick - as posted.

Please note: there is No Overnight Parking – November 15th – April 15th

Residential On-Street Parking Permits may be obtained at the Township Office, during regular office hours. NOTE: if you are having overnight guests or other situations arise that require you to park on the street overnight, please contact the office and leave a message, so that if you get a parking ticket, we can confirm that you contacted us and we will void the ticket.

By-law Enforcement By-Laws

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