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Fire & Rescue

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.

Home Fire Safety

Fire prevention starts at home. A properly stocked household, complete with functioning smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide sensors, could be the difference between a controlled situation and a tragedy. Read on for tips and advice and how you can be prepared. More Information

Seasonal Fire Prevention

Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months. More Information

Fire Prevention & Education

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. More Information

Locations & Operations

West Vancouver has four fire stations and seven trucks in the fleet. Recruitment is done tri-municipally. More Information

fireworks permits

During Halloween, adults can use fireworks on private property only, and only with a valid fireworks permit. If you plan to use fireworks as part of a private function, such as a wedding, birthday party or other special occasions, you will need a permit. More Information


Dave Clark
Fire Chief







Admin Office

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




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Book a Fire Public Education Event

Fill out this form to book a public education event— a fire safety talk with a school or community group, hall visit or other public event:

Public Event Application Form

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: LOW

Prohibited year-round

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: August 23, 2019