Fire Department

The Victoria Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to the City of Victoria. In addition, they provide fire prevention, safety and emergency preparedness education.

Vision and Mission Statement

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 Mission Statement is:

Prevent, Protect, Preserve, Respect

Locations and Fleet

The City of Victoria’s new Victoria Fire Department Headquarters is located at 1025 Johnson Street. The public safety building is part of a mixed-use development. This development includes 130 units of purpose-built, affordable homes operated by Pacific Housing. BC Emergency Health Services will lease space to operate a stand-alone, two-ambulance bay downtown.

The Victoria Fire Department operates two additional fire stations:

  • Fire Station No. 2 at 650 Michigan Street
  • Fire Station No. 3 at 740 Bay Street

These stations house important firefighting apparatus, vehicles and administrative offices. 

The fleet includes two fire boats and a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The fire boats help protect Victoria’s Inner Harbour, while the RPAS assists in emergency response.


Beyond providing emergency services, the Victoria Fire Department provides education, outreach and inspections to help protect the safety of the community. 


Find out how to join the Victoria Fire Department's Firefighter Eligibility Pool.

Education & Outreach

Learn about the education and outreach programs offered by the Victoria Fire Department.

Safety Inspections & Regulations

Find fire safety regulations for the City of Victoria and learn about the Fire Prevention Division.
Image of front exterior of new Victoria Fire Department headquarters with the Canadian flag flying in front.
Victoria Fire Department's new headquarters at 1025 Johnson Street