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Saanich Fire Department

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In case of emergency,
call 9-1-1

Fire Department Enquiries

Fire Prevention Division

Fire Public Information Line 250-475-5501

Saanich Emergency Program 

What's New

Changes to the Oil Burning Equipment and Oil Storage Tank Bylaw


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The Saanich Fire Department was established in 1919. Today the Department employs 116 career firefighters and 6 support personnel. Saanich's diverse terrain, with ocean coastline, lakes, forests and mountains makes for a variety of emergency responses.


To protect persons and property; and to provide all proper measures to prevent, control and extinguish fires and provide assistance to:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Land and marine rescue operations
  • Requests from other fire services
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Requests for public service

In addition to providing fire fighting and rescue services, the Department is responsible for a variety of programs, including:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Medical First Responder
  • Technical Rope Rescue - High Angle & Confined Space
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Program
  • Incident Pre-Planning
  • General Fire Safety Inspections of Public Buildings
  • Community Liaison Team


The Saanich Fire Department consists of 6 divisions:

Employment Opportunities

Applications for Fire Fighter positions are not being accepted at this time.

Please review our Recruit Fire Fighter Information Package* for more information about applying for Fire Fighter positions in our department.

*Information contained in the Recruit Fire Fighter Information package is subject to change.


Last modified: May 28, 2014