COVID-19 Updates


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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.

FireSmart Community

The District of West Vancouver is becoming a FireSmart Community. This program provides residents with guidance to significantly reduce fire hazards in their neighbourhood. More Information

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

Locations & Operations

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

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.

Note: No public access until further notice due to COVID-19.

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 Education Event

Events are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: LOW/VERY 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: Thursday, June 11