Fire Stations

Data description: Fire stations include 29 urban stations serviced by career firefighters and 16 rural stations serviced by volunteer firefighters in Ottawa. This indicator measures the percentage of people who are not within 7-min driving distance from the nearest fire station.

Data source: Ottawa Fire Services

Date represented: 2019

Date published: September 2019


  • Ottawa Fire Services have response-time standards for three types of areas (urban = 5 min, suburban= 7 min, rural = 14 min).
  • 7 min was used in this analysis to estimate the # of people outside service zones.