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Emergency and Protective Services

We have a wide range of emergency services including:

Ambulance services are provided by the Lambton County Emergency Medical Services.

We have 3 stations:

  • Forest
  • Grand Bend
  • Thedford
 Emergency Response
We provide emergency response in the event of huge disasters. We maintain an Emergency Response Plan and operate from the Emergency Operations Centre located at the Thedford Village Complex. Included in our emergency response is the operation of 5 emergency reception centres. In the event of an emergency these centres will be opened to the public providing shelter, food and medical aid.
 Are you prepared?

The County of Lambton has launched a new website designed to help local residents prepare for emergencies at home. includes information on a variety of topics including emergency preparedness and hazards in the Lambton County community.


We maintain and operate 5 volunteer fire departments within our borders. These departments are located in Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Northville and Thedford as seen on the fire halls map. We are blessed to have such great services due to the commitment of our local volunteers.

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Our services are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police through its 2 offices in Forest and Grand Bend. The OPP provide us with 24 hour service.

Lambton Group Police Services Board 

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