St. Catharines Fire Services (SCFS) is proud to welcome two more emergency dispatch partners. As part of new Fire Dispatch Services agreements, SCFS is now providing emergency call-taking and dispatch services to Hastings County and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
Hastings County, the second largest county in Ontario, is comprised of 14 municipalities including Centre Hastings, Bancroft, Madoc Township, Tweed and Deseronto. Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte is a First Nations Reserve, located east of Belleville.
“We are honoured to be able to offer our professional services to both Hastings County and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, and welcome both as partners.”St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Upper
The City of Quinte West was announced as a new dispatch partner back in September. SCFS also provides emergency dispatch services to eight other communities in Niagara region, as well as Haldimand County and Norfolk County.
The agreement with SCFS also prepares Hastings County and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte to meet the mandatory transition to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Next Gen 911 (NG 911) system.