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Bowmanville Fire Department

Bowmanville was one of the first areas to get fire protection in the mid 1800's. In 1854 the north ward fire company was formed. In 1879, a second fire company opened in Bowmanville's south ward. Eventually, the two joined forming the Alert Fire Company and the basis of Bowmanville's Fire Department. The department had one fire station located on Church Street. Bowmanville Fire Department also responded to fires in Darlington Township.

Orono Fire Department

The Village of Orono Police Trustees formed the Orono Fire Department in the late 1800's. Firefighters from Orono would also respond to fires in Clarke Township. Orono fire has always been located on Main Street. The fire station built in 1896 still stands today.

Newcastle Fire Department

In 1942, locals built Newcastle's first fire station on Mill Street, just north of King Street. Historically, Newcastle firefighters only responded to fires in Newcastle Village while the surrounding area of Clarke Township continued to be protected by the Orono Fire Department.

Clarington Emergency and Fire Services

In 1974, Clarke and Darlington Townships merged as a result of regional amalgamation. They formed the Town of Newcastle. The three local fire departments also joined and formed the Town of Newcastle Fire Department. Since that time, the department has evolved and grown into a composite fire service, made up of both full-time and volunteer or part-time firefighters.

Today, Clarington Emergency and Fire Services operate from five fire stations. Two additional stations were built as the community expanded, one in Courtice in 1979 and the other in Enniskillen in 1989.

All five stations have 25 volunteer firefighters, 1 District Chief, 4 captains and 20 full-time firefighters.

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