Education and Outreach

 

The Victoria Fire Department is committed to educating citizens on fire safety and prevention, and emergency preparedness.

School Program: Fire Station Tours

The Victoria Fire Department offers free tours of its firefighting apparatus to Victoria area schools and community groups at Fire Station 1, located at 1234 Yates Street.

Fire station tours are approximately 30 minutes in length and are offered daily year-round from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A ratio of one adult to five children is required. Children must be five years of age or older to participate in a tour. There is no limit to the number of people in a group.

School children will receive information packages containing a coloring book or posters, stickers, tattoos, and fire safety information.

Child Passenger Seat Instruction

Ensure you know how to safely install your child passenger seat by attending a free, one-on-one information session offered by the Victoria Fire Department.

You'll learn:

  • Life-saving information on the installation of your child's passenger seat
  • Which seats to use and when according to your child's weight and height
  • How to check safety seats for defects
  • About recent recalls on child safety seats 

Your information session will take place at Fire Station 1 at 1234 Yates Street.

Please Note: Any required anchoring systems must be installed in your vehicle before you attend the information session. Please bring the child seat and vehicle manual with you. If you require installation services, please contact BCAA at 1.877.247.5551.

How to Book
To book a Fire Station Tour or Child Passenger Seat Information Session, please contact the Victoria Fire Department, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on infant and child passenger safety seats, visit: Transport Canada, ICBC Road Safety, or BCAA.. at 250.920.3350 or email us.

Child Passenger Seat BCAA Clinic

Tuesday, November 7
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Victoria Fire Department 1234 Yates Street

Hosted by BCAA, drop by this free clinic to learn how to safely install your child's passenger seat. Please bring the child seat and vehicle manual with you. No appointment required.

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Learn more about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your home and vehicle emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster by attending a free, two-hour Emergency Preparedness Workshop. View our Workshop Schedule!