Fire & Rescue

What we do

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue does much more than putting out fires. We work 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 services
  • holding public education events
  • enforcing regulations, including the Fire Code and municipal bylaws

Learn more about what we do below.

Community Outreach & Education

Education is the key to fire safety. Watch our videos for the need-to-know facts.

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Fire Inspection Guidelines

It is important that fire inspection guidelines are met to minimize fire risk.

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FireSmart Community

The District of West Vancouver is a FireSmart Community. Become part of the community that is working to reduce fire hazards in West Vancouver neighbourhoods.

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Home Fire Safety

Fire prevention starts at home. Read on for tips and advice and how you can be prepared.

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Seasonal Fire Prevention

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.

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Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The District of West Vancouver’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan helps us prepare for and respond to wildfires where our community meets the forest. Approximately 50% of land in the District is within 100 metres of a forested area. 

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Locations & Operations

Want to learn more about all things Fire & Rescue? Read about our fire stations and how you can become a firefighter.

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fireworks permits

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.

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Fire department rezoning and development permit application requirements

Applicants applying for development permits are required to conform with the Fire Department Rezoning/Development Permit Application Requirements, some of which are not frequently noted in a typical code analysis summary or architectural drawing set and are specific to West Vancouver.

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contact

Admin Office

No public access until further notice due to COVID-19.

Fire Station No.1 and Admin Office
760 16th Street
West Vancouver BC V7V 3S1

Office hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

604-925-7370 (non-emergency)

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Directions

Emergencies call 9-1-1


Dave Clark
Fire Chief

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Gord Howard
Deputy Chief

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Media Contact
Assistant Chief, Operations

604-925-7388

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