The Chapleau Volunteer Fire Department, lead by the Fire Chief consists of 25 volunteers and 4 auxillary members. The department is responsible for carrying out the Township's core fire services including exterior fire fighting, limited interior fire fighting, shore based water rescue, fire prevention, community education and auto extrication.
The department responds to taxpayer's fire calls as well as calls related to fire protection agreements outside the corporate limits. In addition, the department responds to requests for assistance when the local EMS staff are over taxed as well as mutual aid calls. Calls are generated through Bell's 9-1-1 system and passed on to individual fire fighters through the Township's paging system. The department has 3 fully equipped pumpers, salvage truck, rescue vehicle and communication vehicle, stationed at the Civic Center Fire Hall.