Fire department amalgamation change for 911

Fire departments need to notify 911 if they’re amalgamating with another fire department or if there’s a change to a current amalgamation. The municipalities that govern the fire departments need to approve the change. The departments need to notify 911 at least 2 weeks before the change.

Use the Fire Department Amalgamation Change Form for 911 to notify 911 if you’re amalgamating with another fire department or if there’s a change to a current amalgamation.

The number can only change on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during business hours. It can’t change the day before, the day of or the day after a statutory holiday.

Municipality approval

The municipalities that govern the fire departments need to approve the change.

Who can use this form

Fire departments need to use this form if they’re amalgamating with another fire department or if there’s a change to a current amalgamation.

The Emergency Management Office needs to receive the form at least 2 weeks before the department name changes.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Send the completed form and supporting documents by email or fax.

How long it takes

It should take 2 weeks for the change to be updated with 911. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to submit the form.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • new fire department name
  • approval from the municipalities to amalgamate
  • name, phone number and email of municipal representative
  • map of boundary for new amalgamated fire departments
  • date the change takes place

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