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Fire Safety

Fire Department

The Saanich Fire Department was established in 1919. Today the Department employs 121 career firefighters and 7 support personnel.


Fire Safety Education

Book a community program, read our fire tips and fact sheets, test your smoke alarm, make an escape plan and meet Sparky the Fire Dog!

Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning information within the District of Saanich.

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention reduces loss of life and property resulting from fire by eliminating fire hazards and enforcing the rules and regulations that are necessary for public safety.

Smoke Alarm Bylaw

Saanich Municipal Council has adopted a bylaw which requires the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms in all existing residential buildings.


Make an Escape Plan

When a fire occurs, there is no time for planning. So sit down with your family today and make a step-by-step plan for escaping a fire.


Careers in the Fire Service

Saanich Fire offers positions for fire fighters, fire prevention inspectors, alarm dispatchers and emergency specialists.


Oil Tanks and Oil Burning Equipment

Help prevent oil spills by maintaining your oil tank and oil burning equipment and removing tanks no longer in use.

See Also

Saanich Police

Saanich Police's Public Website.

Saanich Emergency Program

The Saanich Emergency Program provides the citizens of Saanich with a response to emergencies, major emergencies and disasters.

Last modified: February 17, 2015