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The Fire Department works to prevent or minimize the impacts of emergency incidents by:
delivering prompt and effective response to fire, rescue and medical emergencies
protecting life, property and the environment
providing fire prevention and education services to the public
enforcing regulations, including the Fire Code and municipal bylaws
Fire & Rescue Services is comprised of six functions: Administration, Emergency Response, Fire Prevention, Public Education, Mechanical and Training.
Fire prevention starts at home. A properly stocked household, complete with functioning smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide sensors, could be the difference between a controlled situation and a tragedy. Read on for tips and advice and how you can be prepared. More Information
Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months. More Information
The Fire Prevention office provides education services to the public, routine fire inspections of commercial and multi-family buildings to ensure they meet the requirements of the BC Fire Code, and conducts preliminary investigations into all fires to determine their cause and origin. More Information
West Vancouver has four fire stations and seven trucks in the fleet. Recruitment is done tri-municipally. More Information
During Halloween, adults can use fireworks on private property only, and only with a valid fireworks permit. If you plan to use fireworks as part of a private function, such as a wedding, birthday party or other special occasions, you will need a permit. More Information
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