To minimize loss of life and property for the City of Campbell River from fires, natural disasters, life threatening situations and to assist other emergency agencies.
It is the objective of the Fire Department to deliver the highest standard of fire protection services within its mandated protection area, according to the policies and directions given by the Council of the City of Campbell River.
It is also a Departmental objective to deliver professional and efficient fire service according to commonly prescribed standards of procedure by maintaining effective fire prevention, emergency response, fire suppression and training.
Department Info Campbell River Fire Rescue #1 Firehall - 675 13th Avenue, 250-286-6266
The #1 Firehall is staffed 24 hours a day. The on-duty crew at #1 Firehall responds to all incidents dispatched to the City of Campbell River Fire Department.
Staffing: 20 career firefighters; 28 auxiliary firefighters, 1 firefighter/inspector; and 10 (911) Dispatchers who are responsible for 61 different fire departments in seven regional districts, including Campbell River.
Campbell River Fire Rescue #2 Firehall - 261 Larwood, 250-923-5411
Staffing: Two career firefighters working Monday to Friday, dayshifts and 27 auxiliary firefighters operate from this station. They respond to first and second-alarm assignments south of Rockland Road.
Fire Department Organization Chart
Fire Department Fact Sheet
Emergency Response Calls
A sampling of emergency response calls attended by Campbell River Fire Department:
A 45 Foot Yacht involved in a fire at a local marina.
Crews attacking a structure fire at a commercial building.
Rollover Extrication MVA
Due to the vehicles position and instability, this was a very technical extrication.
Pot on the Stove
A classic example of how something small can become something big. A quick response contained this fire to it's area of origin.
There is more to being a Campbell River Firefighter than just coming to work.
The basic job of a Firefighter is to help others. This leads them to continue serving the community by volunteering their time to causes within the city and to the BCPFF Burn Fund. The total funds raised by the Campbell River Firefighters in 2013 exceeded $19,000.
The Firefighters largest fundraiser of the year is the Fashion Inferno, which includes a catered dinner, fashion show, silent and live auctions, and many more fun activities ending the night on the dance floor. The proceeds from the Inferno go to the BCPFF Burn Fund.
Local 1668 ran two raffle drives in 2007. One sent a lucky couple to Toronto, with Rod Brind'Amour supplied tickets to watch the Toronto Maple leafs play the Carolina Hurricanes, while the other prize was a trip for two to Mexico.
Other Community Events
While the BCPFF Burn Fund is close to the hearts of Firefighters, great pride is also taken from being involved with other charities that do such great work for our community. Local 1668 is proud to donate time and/or money to the following: SPCA, Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund, Cedar School Lunch Program, Cameryn's Cause, Legion Poppy Fund, Movember, Special Olympics Golf Tournament, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Young Professionals Foundation and Breast Cancer Research.