Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services in your community
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services started in 1886 as the volunteer Vancouver Fire Brigade. The brigade expanded so rapidly "as regards to equipment and efficiency" that in 1911 a committee of London businessmen rated Vancouver's service the third in the world, behind only London and Leipzig.
We continue to be the first to respond to emergency, medical, and rescue service calls. We actively promote awareness of fire safety and prevention in the Metro Vancouver community.
External fire and rescue links
Find other interesting information about Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services on these independent community sites.
- Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Honour Guard
- Vancouver Firefighters Local 18
- Vancouver Firefighters Historical Society
- Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band
- Pictures of current fire halls and equipment
- Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services fan photos site
- Victoria Fire Historical Society
- Calgary Firefighters Museum
Learn fire safety at the fire hall
Kids of all ages remember the excitement of visiting a local fire hall. During a one hour tour, the fire hall tour leader imprinted fire and life safety skills on the children's minds by telling vivid stories of their experiences.
Find out more information on how you can arrange to visit a fire hall.