In the Peace River Regional District, member municipalities along with registered societies provide fire protection services to residents within prescribed areas of our region.
To find out if your home or business is within a fire protection area please contact our office at 250 784-3200 or contact your municipality.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer fire fighter please contact the fire department in your area.
Process for Inclusion Into an Existing Fire Protection Area
- Residents make request in writing expressing their desire to be included in the fire protection service area. This letter should include legal descriptions of properties requesting fire protection service, how many properties are interested in the service and contact information for the property owners where available.
- Upon receiving the request from the property owners, the Peace River Regional District will develop a map showing the property locations and the current fire protection service area. This information will then be provided to the applicable Fire Department with the request to check the location, travel distances, routing corridors and other requirements to meet the Fire Underwriters Survey fire response standards. This step is key, if the response standards cannot be met, the Regional District and Fire Department cannot provide the service.
- If Fire Underwriters Survey fire response standards can be met the Regional District will then make a request to the applicable city or fire protection service provider to determine if they are willing to provide the service.
- If the city and/or fire protection service provider is willing to provide the service, the Regional District will provide a petition letter to the property owners. 50% or more of the property owners, representing 50% or more of the property assessments asking for the service must agree to the service. If the petition passes this standard then the Regional District can then consider an amendment to the applicable Fire Protection Establishment Bylaw. Note, that if the majority of the property owners (as described above) want the service, all property owners in the requesting area must receive it. Alternatively, if the majority of the property owners (as described above) do not want the service, no property owners in the requesting area can receive it.
- If property owners agree then the Regional District will amend both the Fire Protection Service Area Establishment Bylaw and the Fire Protection Service Agreement with the fire protection service provider.
- The Regional District will then notify the BC Surveyor of Taxes, and fire protection charges will start being applied to tax notices of those new properties added to the Fire Protection Area. The 911 service provider will also be updated so that these new properties will receive fire response when it is requested.
*please note that this full process can take in excess of 1 year to complete
Arras Volunteer Fire Department
A registered non-profit society, the Arras Volunteer Fire Department serves prescribed areas within Arras and Farmington.
Contact: Fire Chief Dom Richer
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 719-1005 or email@example.com
Charlie Lake Volunteer Fire Department
The Charlie Lake Volunteer Fire Department, operated by the Peace River Regional District, serves prescribed areas within the Charlie Lake and Grandhaven areas. The department is staffed with a full time fire chief, full time assistant chief and 27 dedicated volunteer fire fighters. To learn more about the Department go to their web page.
Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department
The Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department consists of 30 active volunteers including the Fire Chief, Leo Sabulsky.
Equipment used by the department are a pumper truck, ladder truck, initial response vehicle and a rescue vehicle. The Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department responds to fires within the designated fire boundary of the District of Chetwynd and motor vehicle rescues beyond the boundaries.
Contact: Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 401-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawson Creek Fire Department
The Dawson Creek Fire Department provides fire fighting and rescue services to the City of Dawson Creek, Dawson Creek Airport and a 5 mile rural fire protection area around the City. The Fire Department also provides motor vehicle extrication anywhere requested by the RCMP or Ambulance Service.
The Department is staffed by a Fire Chief, Chief Gordon "Shorty" Smith, a Deputy Fire Chief, a Fire Prevention Officer, 16 Full Time Fire Fighters and 12 Auxiliary Volunteer Fire Fighters
Practices: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Tuesday night
Contact: Deputy Fire Chief Bob Fulton
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 782-9898 or email@example.com
Fort St John Fire Rescue
Operated by the City, the Fort St. John Fire Department provides 18,000 residents with fire suppression, rescue services, first responder medical calls, building inspections and prevention and education programs.
The Department's 19 full-time employees and 13 volunteer firefighters provide these services to the City of Fort St John as well as a rural fire protection area around the City.
Contact: Fire Chief Fred Burrows
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 785-4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson's Hope Fire Department
The Hudsons' Hope Fire Department is a volunteer fire fighting force of 25 members under the direction of a full-time Fire Chief, operate out of two fire halls which each house two fire fighting apparatuses. The department provides Fire Suppression, Public Education, Fire Prevention, and Inspection Services to the residents and visitors of Hudson’s Hope and vehicle extrication services to the District and surrounding area.
Practices:7:00 pm every Tuesday
Contact: Fire Chief Robert Norton
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 783-9901 or email@example.com
Moberly Lake Volunteer Fire Department
A registered non-profit society, the Moberly Lake Serves the Moberly Lake area in addition to the West Moberly First Nation and Saulteau First Nation. The department consists of volunteer fire fighters including a volunteer fire chief.
Contact: Fire Chief Rob Henry
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 788-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pouce Coupe Fire Department
The Pouce Coupe Volunteer Fire Department consists of 17 active volunteers. With 2 pumpers and 1 tanker, the Department responds to the Village and a 5 mile radius around the Village.
Practices: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm every Monday
Contact: Fire Chief Greg Harsch
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 786-5195 or 250 219-9205 email@example.com
Taylor Volunteer Fire Department
the Taylor Fire Department consists of the Fire Chief, 20 volunteer firefighters and one junior firefighter. The department has the following apparatus: 1 Triple Combination Engine, 1 Pumper/Tanker, 1 Rescue Truck, a Crash Rescue Truck , and a Command Vehicle.
Taylor Fire Rescue provides:
- Fire Suppression for both structural and wildland fires within our fire protection area;
- Medical First Response Service in coordination with BC Ambulance;
- Road Rescue Service from the Kiskatinaw Bridge to the northern edge of our fire protection area; and
- Fire Prevention, Education, and Inspection services.
Emergency 911 calls are dispatched through the Fort St. John Fire Department. Members of Taylor Fire Rescue are active throughout the community and can be seen volunteering at many events. Please feel free to contact Chief Stebbing for information on becoming a member of the department.
Practices: Every Wednesday @ 7:00pm
Contact: Fire Chief Alan Stebbing
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 789-9281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomslake & District Fire Department
A registered non-profit society, the Tomslake & District Fire Department serves prescribed areas within Tomslake. The department consists of volunteer fire fighters including a volunteer fire chief.
Contact: Fire Chief Bill Mazanek
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 786-5985 or email@example.com
Tumbler Ridge Fire Department
The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department is a dedicated group of 12 volunteers and the Fire Chief, who’ve spent a great deal of time training and donating their time to community events.
Contact: Fire Chief Matt Triet
For more information or to volunteer: Tel: 250 242-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org