The Hay River Fire Department was originally started in 1950. Since its inception as a Fire Department there has been constant improvement in the services offered. Presently the HRFD is responsible for Fire, Rescue and Ambulance services for the town of Hay River. The HRFD also provides Ground Ambulance and Highway Rescue for approximately 800 KM of the Northwest Territories Highway Systems.
The Fire Department responds on average to 350 Ambulance Calls a year, 60 Fire and Rescue related calls per year, 35 Fire Prevention Lectures/Demonstrations per year, and does over 60 Fire Prevention inspections per year.
Membership of the Department typically runs at about 30 Members