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Saanich Fire Department

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Fire Department Enquiries
250-475-5500

Fire Prevention Division
250-475-5500

Fire Public Information Line
250-475-5501

Saanich Emergency Program
250-475-7140


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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.

Mandate

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

Structure

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: February 17, 2014