All open burning is prohibited with the exception of recreational (camp) fires in the City of Campbell River.

Recreation fires are for cooking or providing heat:

  • In a permanent outdoor fireplace, barbeque or fire pit not larger than 60 centimetres (24 inches) in diameter, and designed and constructed to confine the fire or within a fully enclosed burner or similar device
  • With appropriate supervision and means of extinguishing the fire
  • Beach fires below the high-tide line

Recreational fires are not allowed on public land, or private property other than your own.

More details on recreational fires can be found in the 3293 Clean Air Bylaw, 2007 Consolidated to 3388, 2009

In case of emergency, telephone 9-1-1.

The Campbell River Fire Department responded to more than 3,200 emergency calls in 2017, including public assistance calls, motor vehicle accidents and structure fires.

Read below for a wide variety of information on the Fire Department including who we are, what services we offer and fire safety tips for you and your family.


Frequently Asked Questions

Information about fire related city bylaws including outdoor burning, wood burning appliances and false alarms. more...

About Fire and Rescue

Our mandate, department information, emergency response calls and what the Fire Department does to help the community beyond running calls. more...

Become a Firefighter

Information on how to become a firefighter for the City of Campbell River. more...

Fire Department History

Take a look into the history of the Campbell River Fire Department.  more...

Fire & Loss Prevention

Fire and Loss Prevention Division - Responsible for Fire Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation and Public Education - Contact us at 250-286-6266. more...

Fire Safety Information

Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide and other fire safety information. more...

Fire Services Review

As organizations progress into the future, change is inevitable for municipal services. The fire service in particular is changing rapidly from the traditional ways of service delivery to more non-traditional innovative ways of delivering the service in a fiscally responsible manner. more...

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