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Fire Safety

Fire Department

The Saanich Fire Department was established in 1919. Today the Department employs 116 career firefighters and 6 support personnel.


Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014.


Halloween Fireworks and Bonfires - Permits

Fireworks and bonfires are only allowed on Friday, October 31 and require a permit from the Fire Department

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.

Fire Safety Tips

Read our fire safety tips to help prevent fires in your home.


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.

Smoke Alarm Bylaw

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


Oil Burning Equipment and Fuel Tank Bylaw

Saanich Municipal Council has adopted a bylaw to reduce the risk of accidental oil spills and contamination.

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: September 17, 2014