Victoria Fire Department
The Victoria Fire Department provides fire and rescue emergency services, in addition to fire prevention, safety and emergency preparedness education to the Capital City.
Prevent, Protect, Preserve and Respect
The Victoria Fire Department provides a high level of customer service by protecting life, property and the environment, through the delivery of innovative, fiscally responsible firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, and emergency management services. As a core service of the City of Victoria, we are committed to protecting citizens, families, our colleagues, and the preservation of our profession in the delivery of these services.
The Victoria Fire Department conducts one firefighter recruitment competition every two to three years to establish a Firefighter Eligibility Pool.
The 2019 Firefighter Recruitment Competition closed on August 30, 2019. Thank you to all those who submitted an application. 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 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, is being replaced by a new Headquarters, complete with an Emergency Response Centre and mixed housing, which will include 130 units of affordable housing operated by Pacifica Housing. Commercial and retail space and a public plaza are also planned at the new location on Johnson Street, as part of the mixed-use development adjacent to Pacific Mazda. Learn more.
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.