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Dawson Creek Fire Rescue is a dynamic, highly trained department dedicated to making Dawson Creek a safe community. The DCFD is a full service, professional Fire Department providing fire and rescue services to the citizens of Dawson Creek and its surrounding area. The department responds to numerous incidents, including fire suppression, road rescue, hazmat, confined space entry, rope rescue, and wildland fire. 

The Dawson Creek Fire Department is staffed by Fire Chief Marcel Capelle, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Pickett, a Fire Prevention Officer, 16 Full-Time Firefighters, and 8-12 Auxiliary Volunteer Firefighters. The aim of the Fire Service is to reduce the impact of events to the citizens of Dawson Creek, property, and the environment, by rapidly responding to fires, rescues, and other incidents with well-equipped and well-trained personnel. 

The Prevention and Education Branch, as well as the firefighters, conduct routine inspections of commercial businesses, public buildings, and multi-family residential occupancies. The inspections limit the risk to life and property loss by identifying conditions, which could contribute to the start and spread of fire and smoke. The department also provides public education by conducting fire safety education to all schools, businesses, and citizens of the community.

Dawson Creek Fire Department Master Plan (January 2012)

Fire Underwriters Survey

Do you know what to do when meeting an emergency vehicle? Pull over to the right and stop as soon as possible. This applies to traffic going in both directions. At intersections, yield to all emergency vehicles. Don’t block the intersection, don’t turn left in advance of emergency vehicles, and never try to beat an emergency vehicle coming in any direction.


The Dawson Creek Fire Department is dispatched through North Island 911, a dispatch service that covers the Peace River Regional District. 


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.


Checklists and common fire service requirements for:

These requirements are where fire inspectors find the most contraventions and is not an exhaustive listing.


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 fire engine (pumper)
  • 1 fire engine (pumper) for rural response
  • 1 ladder truck
  • 1 tender (tanker)
  • 1 Freightliner/Hub 4×4 Rescue truck
  • 1 one-ton truck with removable water tank for grass & brush fires, with additional motor vehicle rescue capabilities
  • 2 command vehicles
  • 1 fire prevention vehicle


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