Victoria Fire Department

The Victoria Fire Department provides fire and rescue emergency services, in addition to fire prevention, safety and emergency preparednss education to the Capital City.

EVENT:  The Gala for Hope Fundraiser!

The Victoria Fire Department invites you to attend The Gala for Hope fundraiser in support of the BC Cancer Foundation on Friday, June 29 from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Crystal Garden located at 713 Douglas Street.

This formal event will begin with a no-host cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a delicious three-course meal catered by the Fairmont Empress at 7 p.m., in addition to key note speakers, DJ music and dancing.

Help raise much needed funds for cancer research by participating in our Silent Auction, featuring a range of local restaurant packages, signed sports jerseys, and a Tofino getaway!

Our Live Auction will offer some unique items – such as ‘Fire in the Kitchen,’ where a group of fire fighters will plan, shop and cook a full dinner for up to 10 people at a location of your choice. Or bid on the opportunity for a Victoria fire truck to attend your child’s birthday, or the chance to be a ‘Fire Fighter for a Day’ where you’ll join an engine crew, respond to calls and take part in all daily routines!

Tickets are $150 and are available at the Victoria Fire Department Fire Station #1 at 1234 Yates Street daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Payment is by cash or cheque made payable to the Victoria Firefighters Benefit Society. 

All proceeds will go to the BC Cancer Foundation via the Ride to Conquer Cancer. We hope you can join us! For more information, email VFDGalaForHope@gmail.com. View the event poster.

Recruitment

The 2017/2018 Victoria Fire Department Firefighter Recruitment Competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Learn more.

Education and Outreach

The Victoria Fire Department is committed to educating citizens on fire safety and emergency preparedness. Outreach programs include free tours of a fire station, school visits, new child car seat safety sessions and emergency preparedness workshops. Learn more.

Volunteer with Emergency Management Victoria

When you volunteer with Emergency Management Victoria, you join dedicated individuals who want to help their community in an emergency response. Well-trained, skilled volunteers play a vital role on the ground during and after a crisis. Learn more about our four volunteer teams and how you can help your community in an emergency. 

Fire Safety and Prevention

Residential fires account for the majority of fire-related injuries in British Columbia. The Victoria Fire Department has helpful information about fire safety to protect you, your family and your property. Learn more.

The Victoria Fire Department is committed to ensuring that your property and your neighbourhood are kept safe. We offer several prevention programs which include: Free Home Smoke Alarms, Juvenile Firesetters, Hoarding Support Group, Commercial Mobile Cooking Operations and Residential Underground Oil Tank Removal. Learn more.

Fire Inspections and Regulations

Fire inspectors play an important role in ensuring the public’s safety from fire at public buildings, offices, malls and residential apartments and homes. Inspectors check that fire protection systems are correctly installed according to the BC Fire Code (2012) and are kept up to date on their required service. Learn more.  

Fire Stations and Fleet

The Victoria Fire Department has three fire stations which house important fire fighting apparatus, vehicles, dispatch services and administrative offices to serve the community. The fleet also includes two fire boats to help protect Victoria’s Inner Habour and adjoining waterways. We are looking to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist in emergency response.

 Victoria Fire Department Headquarters Replacement

The Victoria Fire Department’s current headquarters, also known as Fire Station No. 1, needs to be replaced. Learn about what's planned.

History

More than 150 years of history about the Victoria Fire Department is preserved by the Victoria Fire Department Historical Society. Members include both serving and retired Victoria firefighters, as well as interested members of the community. Learn more.