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Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

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A world class leader in building safe and healthy communities

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is committed to the health and safety of our staff and the community, and will enhance awareness through education and involvement while providing world class fire and rescue services.

In addition to fire suppression, we provide pre-hospital care, vehicle rescue, marine response, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and many other emergency services in Vancouver.

We work to create safe communities through public education for all ages, fire prevention and inspection services, and by working closely with partner agencies and community groups.

Careers with VF&RS

Get the requirements for becoming a firefighter and find out about training programs.

Apply for fire permits and inspections

Get a residential building lockbox permit and fire sprinkler inspection to help minimize fire-related risks in your home and property.

Learn fire safety and prevention

Learn about home fire safety, request a free home safety check, take a fire extinguisher course, and more.

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.

Request a fire incident report online

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

Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team

Take intensive training and volunteer with the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) to support first responders during disasters.

Send feedback about Fire and Rescue Services

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

Health and safety courses and clinics

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.

Free blood pressure clinics

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

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.

VFRS Strategic Plan 2012ā€“2015

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

Read the Strategic Plan PDF file (5 MB)