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Fire suppression

  • Provide protection of life and property and the environment twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Provide a fast and efficient response time.

Fire prevention

  • Enforce the requirements of the B.C. Fire Code, City Bylaws and the B.C. Fire Services Act.
  • Conduct fire prevention inspections of all occupancies within the City, with the exception of single family dwellings, duplexes and townhouses.
  • Investigate all fires for fire cause determination and report all fires to the Provincial Fire Commissioner.
  • Deliver fire safety and prevention programs to reduce loss of life, property damage and to prevent injuries as a result of fires.
  • Community Relations Coordination, support and provide liaison with local, provincial and national programs that promote fire safety education, and fire and injury prevention.


  • Deliver employee training and development to all rank levels.
    Ensure certificates and licences are current to avoid possible litigation.
  • Provide special training requirements to keep pace with changing fire fighting and rescue tactics and strategies.

Apparatus and equipment

  • Provide a maintenance and overhaul program to ensure vehicles are in good running order and operationally ready.
  • Provide a repair program for all motorized fire fighting equipment such as rescue saws, portable fire pumps.
  • Maintain inventories of parts and materials.

Emergency programs

  • Oversee departmental emergency planning activities, including program planning, development and implementation.
  • Serves the public through presentations, demonstrations and telephone inquiries for Emergency Preparedness.

Administration for the fire department:

  • Provide administrative support to operate the Department.
    Liaise with other City staff, Department heads, and City Council.
  • Provide and maintain record keeping systems.
  • Prepare, monitor and control the annual budget.
  • Write and administer operational rules, regulations and procedures.
Firefighters in front of wildfire sign
Last updated: 28/09/2011 8:43:34 PM