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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.

Summer Fire Safety

It is important to take proper summer safety precautions, from barbequing to beach safety, to enjoy a fantastic West Vancouver summer. More Information

Halloween and Fireworks

Did you know that Halloween fireworks require a permit? Halloween fireworks may only be discharged on October 31 from 5–10 p.m. (no sooner). More Information


Find out how you and your family can practise safe holiday fire techniques to minimize your chances of being a victim of fire during the festive season. More Information

Fall/winter heating system safety

As the temperature goes from warm to cool, your fire department receives requests for information about heating systems. More Information


West Vancouver Fire & Rescue


Report a fire

Call 9-1-1 immediately to report a fire.

Indicate where the fire is located, provide a description of what is on fire, who is trapped or in danger, how the fire started and any additional details: odour, smoke, flames.

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: LOW

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

Fire Danger Ratings

Update: Thursday, September 24