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.

Fire Department Operations

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

Auto Extrication
Auto Extrication is when firefighters remove trapped or injured people involved in a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters use specialized equipment known as the Jaws of Life, which enable firefighters to spread, pull and cut metal to free trapped victims inside mangled motor vehicles.

Other specialized equipment carried on the rescue truck:

  • rescue lift bags
  • rams
  • jacks and winches
  • power saws
  • cable hoists
  • glass cutters
  • hand tools for auto extrication operations

Technical Rescue
Technical rescue involves rope rescue training that requires significant physical exertion for extended periods of time.

Some examples of Technical Rescues:

  • Tower Crane Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Low Angle Rescue
Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention office provides education services to the public, routine fire inspections of commercial and multi-family buildings to ensure the 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. 

Home Fire Prevention

Fire Station Locations

Fire Station No. 1
760 16th Street
West Vancouver BC  V7V 3S1


f: 604-925-5911

Fire Station No. 2: Horseshoe Bay
6272 Marine Drive

Fire Station No. 3: Caulfeild
4895 Marine Drive

Fire Station No. 4: British Properties
965 Cross Creek Road

Tri-Municipal Firefighter Recruitment

For information regarding the tri-municipal fire recruitment please visit the following link:

West Vancouver Fire Service Museum & Archives

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:



Randy Heath
Fire Chief




For an emergency, call 9-1-1

For non-emergency incidents:


Media Contact

Jeff Bush
Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention/Investigation



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