The Dawson Creek Fire Department provides fire fighting and rescue services to the City of Dawson Creek, Dawson Creek Airport and a 5 mile rural area around the City. The Fire Department also provides motor vehicle extrication anywhere requested by the RCMP or Ambulance Service.
The Department is staffed by Fire Chief, Chief Gordon “Shorty” Smith, Deputy Fire Chief Bob Fulton, Fire Prevention Officer, Dispatcher/Office Assistant, 16 Full Time Fire Fighters and 12 Auxiliary Volunteer Fire Fighters.
When the area 911 system came on stream in April 2001, the Dawson Creek Fire Department became the fire dispatch centre for the whole South Peace River area. The Department now receives all fire calls from this area and dispatch fire departments in Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Pouce Coupe, Moberly Lake, Tomslake and Arras through a system of radios, radio/telephone interconnects and satellite phones.
Please refer to the City of Dawson Creek’s Fire Protection Bylaw 4153, 2012. Please note Section 8, 9 and 10 for current burning permit information and cost.
VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY FIREFIGHTER POSITION
The Dawson Creek Fire Department is accepting applications for entry to the Fire Department Auxiliary Crew. The Dawson Creek Fire Department is a career fire department with a volunteer auxiliary complement.
Auxiliary firefighters provide support services to the career firefighters during and after responses.
Auxiliary firefighters must be dedicated, hard working team players willing to accept the challenges of the fire service. Applicants must be physically fit, 18 years of age or older and able to regularly attend Tuesday night training.
Interested candidates may pick up an application package at the Dawson Creek Fire Station, 10101 – 12A Street, Dawson Creek, BC.
The department has the following equipment:
- 1 ladder truck
- 1 pumper truck
- 1 pumper truck for Rural areas
- 1 tender (tanker)
- 1 aircraft crash/rescue truck
- 1 rescue truck
- 2 command vehicles
- 1 1ton truck with water tank for grass & brush fires