Vaughan Fire and Rescue

Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) is dedicated to providing efficient emergency response, and fire protection, prevention, safety and education to those who live, work and visit the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service questions below.

  • A file search fee is $137 + HST = $154.81.
  • An incident report fee is $152 (no tax).


Please make cheques payable to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS). 


If sending by mail, include payment, written request and authorization to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Prevention, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr., Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1.


If sending by courier, include payment, written request and authorization to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, Fire Prevention, 2800 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan, ON, L4K 2N9.


Contact the VFRS Communications Division at 905-832-8506, press "0" for operator.​


Contact the VFRS Communications Division at 905-832-8506, press "0" for operator.​


Please read the fee service list (PDF) for all fees VFRS may charge.


The City of Vaughan charges fees for services provided by VFRS for response to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Please see the False Alarm By-law 72-2005 (PDF) and fee service list (PDF).


False alarms cost everyone. Each year, VFRS responds to hundreds of alarms where the cause, upon investigation, is found to be either poor installation/maintenance of the alarm system, a failure to notify the fire department of work/testing being performed on the system, or a maliciously activated fire alarm. Aside from the undue cost to taxpayers, false alarms also delay response times to a real emergency.


To help avoid this, VFRS will charge a penalty fee for the third false alarm in a calendar year due to equipment malfunction, preventable cause and/or malicious intent. Please see the False Alarm By-law 72-2005 (PDF) and fee service list (PDF).


Firefighter job postings are listed under Human Resources’ fire job postings.

Contact Information

Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service


Phone: 905-832-8506

TTY: 1-866-543-0545




Mailing Address:
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1


Department Location:
Joint Operations Centre
2800 Rutherford Rd.
Vaughan, ON  L4K 2N9

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