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Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS)

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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.

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Careers with VFRS

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

Fire permits and inspections

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

Learn fire safety and prevention

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

Fire 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.

VFRS Strategic Plan 2019–2021

This strategic plan represents the goals and strategic initiatives for a department shifting from being reactive to being proactive.

Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team

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

VFRS Annual Report 2022 (23.03 MB)

Review our 2022 annual report

Send feedback about Fire 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.

Get fire extinguisher training

Request a group workshop to learn about fire safety and how to use fire extinguishers from working firefighters.

Latest VFRS news

First carbon-zero firehall in Canada now open

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.

VFRS: Urgent call for public awareness and vigilance

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.

3rd Alarm Fire - 500 Block Richards Street

June 20 2023 - At 12:46 am, firefighters received multiple calls of a tent encampment on fire on the 500 Block of Richards Street.

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