Our Mandate

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
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:

Marine Incident

A 45 Foot Yacht involved in a fire at a local marina.

Boat Fire

Structure Fire

Crews attacking a structure fire at a commercial building.

Structure Fire

Rollover Extrication MVA

Due to the vehicles position and instability, this was a very technical extrication.

 Motor Vehicle Incident

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.

Stove Fire

Community Involvement

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.

Fashion Inferno

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.

Raffle Drives

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.

What's New
Feb 03, 2021 Calling young artists!
Jan 02, 2020 2019 Year-in-Review
Nov 01, 2018 New marine habitat
Nov 02, 2017 CRadvantage goes live!
Jul 25, 2017 Chalkfest returns!
Jun 30, 2017 Celebrate Canada Day!
Jan 09, 2017 2016 Year-in-Review
Dec 20, 2016 Tourism update!
Nov 16, 2016 Fire Chief for a Day
Oct 11, 2016 Afternoon garage fire
Sep 20, 2013 Walk-ability Survey
Sep 20, 2013 Tidemark grant in aid
Sep 21, 2013 ECAP
Sep 21, 2013 George Paul Passing
Sep 21, 2013 MyCity info update
Sep 21, 2013 Seed saving
Oct 08, 2013 Fire Prevention Week
Feb 24, 2014 Roads Update
Sep 24, 2014 Fall Fire Safety
Dec 18, 2014 Fawn Rd. house fire
Feb 06, 2015 Fire crews kept busy
Feb 26, 2015 Mobile home fire
Jun 26, 2015 New art summer camps
Dec 04, 2015 Storm Warning!
Jan 04, 2016 Jan. 1 City Currents
Jan 07, 2016 New Robron Field open!