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FIRE: 807-547-2400       POLICE: 888-310-1122       ​AMBULANCE: 807-468-3311
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About the McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department

The McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department is a charitable organization providing emergency services to cottage owners and year-round residents in Northwestern Ontario. Located on the beautiful Lake of the Woods, our team of volunteers work year-round to fundraise to be able to provide these services. 


Our funding for the Volunteer Fire Department comes from 5 sources.

- Keeman Local Services Board (LSB)

- Fund Raising actives of the volunteer Directors and Fighter Fighters

- Ministry Transportation Ontario (MTO) on a per accident bases

- Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) on a contractual bases

- Private Donations

The KeeMan LSB was established January 1, 2011 under the NORTHERN SERVICES

BOARDS ACT and was granted the power of Fire Protection in accordance with the Act. The

local Service Board provides the McKenzie Clearwater Fire Department with approximately 80% of the funding.

During the past 25 years we have hosted numerous fundraising events to be able to provide

these services. Pancake Breakfasts and our Annual Dinner with auction are examples of our

community involvement.

We receive tax deductible donations from area seasonal and permanent resident owners.


Approximately one third of our residences are lake only access. We cover a territory west from the Kenora to the Manitoba Border, the CNR tracks to the north with the exception of Ingolf, and all roads south of the CNR tracks with the exception of Reserve land. Our territory is the Largest LSB in Ontario at approximately 875 square KM. We cover all islands in Rush bay, Echo bay and North of a line down the centre Ptarmigan bay and the Islands outside of the Kenora city limits.

If you have any questions regarding whether your property is in the LSB please send your

geographic location (LAT/LONG) to the following "Property Location" link.

Upon request to a PDF map can be sent to you.



By providing an email for our newsletters, one lucky donor won a guided fishing trip with Jeff Gustafson! Jeff Gustafson, local resident of Inglis Lake, donated a guided fishing trip on Lake of the Woods. Jeff is a professional bass fisherman, a leading angler in the Bass Master Elite Series, recognized as the highest level of tournament angling in North America. Jeff grew up on the shores of LOTW and has been a guide since he was a teenager.

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 We are a private not-for-profit corporation that can provide you with a tax receipt for any donations. Please help us provide the fire department service you deserve!

Donate using your PayPal account or credit card; or with your cheque in the mail. 

PayPal or credit card:

Cheque payable to:  McKenzie Clearwater Fire Protection Corporation

Mailed to:   MCFPC, P.O. Box 20, Clearwater Bay, Ontario, P0X 1S0

Please include: Full name, Property description, Mailing address, Email address


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