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.