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Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services - "People who care about you"

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) are the first responders in the event of many emergency and non-emergency incidents, not just fires. We respond to medical emergencies, teach fire prevention and fire safety courses, operate an urban search and rescue deployment, and host public health clinics in your communities. We operate through twenty Vancouver fire halls, one training academy, and two fire prevention offices.

We host annual camps that give high school students practical experience as firefighters. Our efforts to promote and enforce fire safety bylaws have reduced the number of deaths due to fire, and the number of dangerous fires overall.


Apply to become a firefighter

Firefighting jobs

Get the requirements for becoming a firefighter, find out about training programs and performance tryouts, and apply to serve.

Fire safety permits and inspections

Apply for fire permits and inspections

You’ve heard it said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We inspect properties and issue permits to help you stop fires before they happen!

Protect your family and your home

Learn fire safety and prevention

Learn how to have a fire-safe home, request a free home safety check, sign-up for a fire extinguisher course, teach children about fire safety, and more.

Get to know us at events and tours

Fire and Rescue Services in your community

Request a fire truck at your event, book a fire hall tour to learn about fire and life safety, and learn about our charity work and fundraising efforts.

Health and safety courses and clinics

Fire and Rescue Community Services truck

Professional CPR & First Aid certification

Earn your CPR and First Aid certification through courses taught by professional firefighters. Sign yourself or a group up for training.

Woman having her blood pressure checked

Free blood pressure clinics

Have your blood pressure checked at public health and safety awareness clinics conducted by professional firefighters.

Fire extinguisher training

Get fire extinguisher training

Request a group workshop to learn about fire safety and how to use fire extinguishers from working firefighters. Public classes are held a few times per year.

Get information about a fire incident

Request a fire incident report online

Order an incident report online about a fire, motor vehicle accident, or other emergency where the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service responded.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

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Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

Follow Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

VFRS Strategic Plan 2012–2015

VFRS Strategic Plan 2012–2015

The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Strategic Plan represents our departments’ collective commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy by being leaders in Fire Service.

VFRS Strategic Plan 2012–2015


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If you've taken a course with us, seen us in action, or just want to send comments about our service, send comments to us in our online form.

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