Fighting fires for 50 years

2023 marks the 50th Anniversary for the Algonquin Highlands Station 80 Fire Service (formerly Stanhope Volunteer Firefighters). Congratulations and immense gratitude to all those who have volunteered and worked for this fire fighting team!

Since 1973 they have been risking their lives to help residents, cottagers and visitors, whether it be fires, ice rescues, car accidents or medical emergencies.  The photo above is from 2003 when Little Hawk Resort unfortunately could not be saved.

If you see a vehicle speeding along our roads with a flashing green light, it is one of our volunteer firefighters hurrying to respond to the call. Remember to give them a “brake”. You can get more information regarding the Algonquin Highlands Fire Services here:

Photo credit: Carol Moffatt