100 spotlightJoin us July 2 - 4, 2022 to celebrate the Town of Tecumseh's 100th Anniversary!

History of Tecumseh and Fire Services

Tecumseh was incorporated as a Town in May 1921. The first election was held December 4, 1922 with a Mayor and Council selected by the Town's 350 electors.

The Town's first Mayor, Dr. Paul Poisson, was elected after serving Canada in the first World War. He served one term as Mayor (1922-1926) and went on to represent Tecumseh in the Provincial Legislature as a Member of Provincial Parliament and subsequently rose to Cabinet Stature from 1931 to 1934 as Minister without portfolio. Dr. Poisson also continued serving in the Canadian military for 41 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1945.

In 1999, as part of a reorganization of Essex County, unique features of three historic communities - the former Town of Tecumseh, the former Village of St. Clair Beach, and the former Township of Sandwich South were amalgamated into the new Town of Tecumseh. 

In August 1922, the Town appointed its first Fire Chief and purchased its first fire truck in October 1922. Today, Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services provides emergency response to all calls for service including firefighting, rescue, emergency medical intervention, vehicle extrication, shore-based water rescue and confined space entry rescue. The Fire Department is a composite fire service operating out of two stations, each with a compliment of 21 volunteer firefighters.

A weekend celebration - July 2 to 4, 2022

In honour of our community's centennial anniversary, a 3-day celebration with activities across the three historic communities that make up the Town of Tecumseh today is being planned.

Please continue to check back for details as they are confirmed.

Call to Indigenous Artists

The Town of Tecumseh acknowledges the tremendous work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the resulting 94 calls to action. As the Town explores ways to address the calls to action, we wish to strengthen relations with our indigenous community while respecting their right to heal. This journey begins as the Town celebrates its 100th anniversary by seeking Windsor-Essex County Indigenous Artists, (a solo artist or team of artists) to submit proposals for the creation of original artwork for permanent display within the Town's municipal building that reflects the spirit of cross-cultural relationship-building and seeks to increase the level of inclusion of indigenous people in the community.

The commissioned artwork will be unveiled during the Town's anniversary celebrations in July 2022.

The commissioned artwork may consist of an original painting or sculpture that will be permanently on public display within the lobby of the Town's municipal building.

More details are included in the Call to Indigenous Artists

Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Town of Tecumseh would like to acknowledge and thank its sponsors for helping to make this anniversary celebration one to remember.


Beach Grove Golf & Country Club


Coxon's Sales and Rentals Ltd

CSC Providence

St. Clair College

St. Mary's Park

Steve Valente