There are three fire stations in the Township of Zorra located in Thamesford, Embro and Uniondale. These three stations, along with assistance provided by the Township of South-West Oxford Fire & Emergency Services for service to a portion of the village of Beachville within the Township’s jurisdiction, provide fire and emergency services to the Township of Zorra. Fire Chief John McFarlan oversees all fire services within the Township of Zorra.
For all emergencies, please call “911”.
Emergency calls are dispatched from Woodstock through the 911 emergency network.
If you see a vehicle with a green flashing light, please move over to the right of the road to allow the vehicle with the green flashing light to pass. The green flashing light means that a Volunteer Firefighter is responding to an emergency call.
As mentioned, a portion of the village of Beachville, within the Township boundaries, is serviced by the Township of South-West Oxford Fire & Emergency Services - Station # 3 Beachville, through a mutual aid agreement with the Township of South-West Oxford. By-law No. 43-03 was passed on August 19, 2003 adopting the agreement for this servicing arrangement. See the maps linked below for further details.
Fire Service Area Map
Beachville Service Area Map
Before starting a burn, you should be sure to review Regulation and Setting of Fires By-law 25-08 .
New Open Air Burn Permit Process (2017)
The Township has introduced a Permanent Fire Permit process for open air burning. This process involves a one-time application which will reduce the effort required to set up permission for an open air burn. All applications will be reviewed by the Fire Chief and upon approval, the applicant will be able to proceed with open air burns by calling into dispatch directly to report the burn details. Review application form and conditions for the new permit, then complete your application! Please note - the process for small recreation burns within a ring or fire pit in backyard has not changed - these types of fires do not require a permit.