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Simcoe Muskoka Emergency

​Emergency services available by calling 911 include police, fire and ambulance. If you are involved in or witness an emergency, you should telephone 9-1-1 for emergency services. Interpreter services are available through the 9-1-1 operator if they are required. 

Emergency situations that require 911 assistance include:

  • Stopping a crime
  • Reporting a fire
  • Saving a life
  • Serious car accident

The County of Simcoe, District of Muskoka and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit work together to ensure the highest level of emergency preparedness for residents and visitors across the Simcoe Muskoka region.  This vital partnership significantly enhances our community resilience to disasters of all types.  when emergencies or disasters occur in our region, this is your source of important community response information.

Non Emergency Services

To find non-emergency contact information for your local fire or police department, contact 211 Community Connection by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting  211 Community Connection provides free, confidential information about human services, and is available in over 150 languages and TTY. 


The local Fire Department can help you in non-emergency situations as well. The role of the fire department is use education and services to protect resident safety, including:

  • Fire safety
  • Smoke alarms
  • Ice safety
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Outdoor fire permits


In some cases, police services may be required for a non-emergency situation. The role of the police in Canada is to protect the safety of people and communities. You can call your local police department to report a crime or ask for assistance for non-emergency situations such as:

  • A noisy party
  • To report vandalism or theft
  • Identify theft
  • To report finding a wallet, credit card, or other important item

The local police department also helps keep the community a safe place to live and raise families by providing community services and programs, including:

  • Educational awareness
  • Crime prevention
  • Safety issues, like personal and home safety and preventing identify theft

​Please see the ​Ontario Association​ of Chiefs of Police​ (OACP) “Welcome to Canada!” multilingual videos for more information about policing in Ontario: