Fire Prevention Programs
The Victoria Fire Department offers fire prevention programs to help keep you, your family, your property and your neighbourhood safe from the negative impacts of fire.
Change Home Smoke Alarm Batteries in Spring and Fall
Residents should test smoke alarms once a month and change smoke alarm batteries routinely in the spring and fall when clocks are changed. Replacing a smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old is recommended.
Free Smoke Alarms
Victoria residents can arrange for a free home smoke alarm home visit by a Fire Prevention Officer, who will determine the best locations for a smoke alarm, install new alarms, or test existing ones. If you reside in a single family home, duplex or townhouse and require a new smoke alarm, you may be eligible to receive one free of charge. The service is available to anyone who resides in the City of Victoria. Learn more.
When young children experiment with starting fires, intervention is key to preventing the potentially devasting consequences that can result. Our program helps children with a risk of firesetting by engaging with both the child and parent, and also providing education support and referrals to social agencies, if required. Learn more
Hoarding Peer Support Group
If dealing with a hoarding issue has become a concern in someone's home because the excessive clutter creates a safety hazard by hindering escape from the home in an emergency or making a fire more difficult to put out, our program can help by offering a non-judgmental, supportive peer group. Learn more
Residential Underground Oil Tanks
Underground oil tanks can have detrimental impacts to the environment and your property if not properly maintained. Learn what you need to know about maintaining your underground oil tank or removing or decommissioning it. Learn more
Mobile Commercial Cooking Operations
Mobile commercial cooking operations that produce smoke or grease-laden vapour must meeting safety standarards in the City of Victoria. Learn moreGo to Top