A world class leader in building safe and healthy communities
Vancouver Fire 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.
Health and safety courses and clinics
Earn your CPR and First Aid certification through courses taught by professional firefighters. Sign yourself or a group up for training.
Request a group workshop to learn about fire safety and how to use fire extinguishers from working firefighters.
Latest VFRS news
February 22 2024 - The fire department responded to 166 E Hastings Street Thursday morning where they found an e-bike had caught on fire inside a building unit.
February 22 2024 - Fire crews were called to an incident at Cambie and 41 street after a crane fell from approximately 30 storeys, resulting in 1 death.
January 10 2024 - Vancouver Fire Rescue Services responded to a residential SRO fire at 50 E Cordova Street on January 10, 2024, at 11:09am.
December 4 2023 - Vancouver Fire Rescue Services showcased its new electric fire engine on December 4, 2023.
November 29 2023 - From November 28 to November 29 2023, Vancouver Firefighters responded to 22 fire calls in the City.
August 24 2022 - We have been working with non-profit partners and other levels of government to support those sheltering outdoors on East Hastings Street.
July 25 2022 - The City is responding to an order to immediately remove tents and structures along East Hastings Street, due to numerous urgent safety concerns.
June 30 2022 - City Council approved the 2023-2026 Capital Plan, which outlines $3.5 billion of capital investment in infrastructure and amenities.
July 26 2023 - Vancouver City Council approved $25 million in funding for several major capital projects.
April 14 2023 - City crews, with the support of the VPD, have been removing entrenched tents and structures in the East Hastings encampment.
August 1 2023 - As we enter the hottest month of the year, the Park Board is appealing to the public to be extra vigilant about fire safety in Stanley Park.
September 6 2023 - Firehall 17 is an example of the City’s leadership on climate action and is paving the way for future buildings to achieve near zero emissions.
August 8 2023 - Vancouver Fire Rescue Service has experienced the most fires in the first half of 2023 than anytime in our history during the same period.
June 20 2023 - At 12:46 am, firefighters received multiple calls of a tent encampment on fire on the 500 Block of Richards Street.