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.
Get the requirements for becoming a firefighter, find out about training programs and performance tryouts, and apply to serve.
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!
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.
Find a fire hall in your neighbourhood. Schools and community groups can arrange a fire hall tour to learn and remember fire safety tips.
Earn your CPR and First Aid certification through courses taught by professional firefighters. Sign yourself or a group up for training.
Have your blood pressure checked at public health and safety awareness clinics conducted by professional firefighters.
Register for our two-hour workshop where professional firefighters teach practical fire protection, prevention, and safety tips as part of your fire safety plan.
Undergo intensive training, and volunteer to be a member of the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team supporting first responders during disasters.