Fire & Rescue Services
The Fire Department works to prevent or minimize the impacts of emergency incidents by:
- delivering prompt and effective response to fire, rescue and medical emergencies
- protecting life, property and the environment
- providing fire prevention and education services to the public
- enforcing regulations, including the Fire Code and municipal bylaws
Fire & Rescue Services is comprised of six functions: Administration, Emergency Response, Fire Prevention, Public Education, Mechanical and Training.
Number of trucks in fleet: 7
- Fire Station No. 1: one engine, one rescue, one tower
- Fire Station No.2: one engine
- Fire Station No.3: one engine
- Fire Station No.4: one engine, one reserve engine
The Fire Prevention office provides education services to the public, routine fire inspections of commercial and multi-family buildings to ensure they meet the requirements of the BC Fire Code, and conducts preliminary investigations into all fires to determine their cause and origin.
The best fire prevention starts at home.
West Vancouver Fire & Rescue has been serving the municipality for almost a century. In that time, much has changed with the approach to firefighting. From new safety standards to improved technology, the history of firefighting can be very interesting.
The West Vancouver Fire Service Museum and Archives Society is dedicated to protecting and preserving antiquated and archival firefighting items—trucks, newspaper clippings, hoses, reports, uniforms—so that past West Vancouver firefighters are remembered for the bravery and commitment to public safety they exhibited in their jobs.
Learn more about the Fire Department’s history at the West Vancouver Fire Museum:
Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Admin Office is located at Fire Station No. 1
Fire Station No.1
760 16th Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3S1
Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention/Investigation
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Businesses are required to have a specific fire permit, depending on business type.
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