Locations & Operations

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue has been serving the municipality for almost a century. With four fire stations and a fleet of seven trucks, the Fire & Rescue Services is committed to protecting life, property, and the environment.

Fire & Rescue Services is comprised of six functions: Administration, Emergency Response, Fire Prevention, Public Education, Mechanical and Training.

Fire & Rescue Services works jointly with both the City and District of North Vancouver fire departments to provide shared services across the North Shore with the goals of:

  • improving fire and rescue service levels to residents, businesses and industry
  • improving the safety of responders at mutual aid incidents
  • improving resource coordination between the three departments

Fire & Rescue also respond to medical calls, but they do so in support of BC Ambulance. BC Ambulance makes the determination whether to call on Fire & Rescue support or not.

New tower truck featuring artwork by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw artist Xwalacktun OBC

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue is honoured that Xwalacktun OBC of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw has contributed artwork on their new tower truck. 

A blessing and push-in ceremony was held at Fire Hall No. 1 in April 2022 to welcome the tower truck into the fleet. 

“We are grateful to have this opportunity to promote reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion by collaborating with the Squamish Nation,” said Jeremy Calder, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention. “We strive to strengthen and further build the bonds and communication between West Vancouver Fire & Rescue and the Squamish Nation.”

The tower truck, also known as a mid-mount aerial platform, is a valued piece of equipment, assisting the fire department in fighting fires from an elevated vantage point and performing rescues.

“I felt very honoured to hear that the West Vancouver Fire Department wanted this design work on their new truck. I see this as a powerful act in Truth and Reconciliation. Many elders and chiefs have said that ‘we are invisible on our own land’ and having Indigenous artwork visible on a service vehicle will bring pride to them and the community,” said Xwalacktun OBC. “A quote that always stuck with me is, ‘My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back’—Louis Riel.”

The artwork features a Thunderbird and Longhouse on the large roll-up door on the rear of the truck. The Thunderbird is rising in the smoke from a long house. The Long House represents family and the Thunderbird represents protection and strength. 

Located on the side body upper sign boards is a West Coast Canoe with Coast Salish paddles up, holding the Lions Gate Bridge. The canoe symbolizes pulling together and paddles up is a sign of peace and respect. The Lions Gate Bridge represents building connection between our communities. 


Number of trucks in fleet: 7

  • Fire Station No. 1: one engine, one rescue, one tower
  • Fire Station No.2: one engine
  • Fire Station No.3: one engine
  • Fire Station No.4: one engine, one reserve engine

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


f: 604-925-5911

Fire Station No. 2: Horseshoe Bay
6272 Marine Drive

Fire Station No. 3: Caulfeild
4895 Marine Drive

Fire Station No. 4: British Properties
965 Cross Creek Road

Tri-Municipal Firefighter Recruitment

For information regarding the tri-municipal fire recruitment please visit the following link:

West Vancouver Fire Service Museum & Archives

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue has been serving the municipality for almost a century. In that time, much has changed with the approach to firefighting. From new safety standards to improved technology, the history of firefighting can be very interesting.

The West Vancouver Fire Service Museum and Archives Society is dedicated to protecting and preserving antiquated and archival firefighting items—trucks, newspaper clippings, hoses, reports, uniforms—so that past West Vancouver firefighters are remembered for the bravery and commitment to public safety they exhibited in their jobs.

Learn more about the Fire Department’s history at the West Vancouver Fire Museum:



West Vancouver Fire & Rescue



Fire Education Events

To schedule a public education event or for more information, contact the Fire Prevention Office.

Fire Danger Rating

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Prohibited year-round

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines