Community Awareness and Public Safety Program (CAPS)

Volunteer to educate others how to prevent fires.

The Community Awareness and Public Safety (CAPS) Program aims to empower our community with life safety skills, facilitated through a prevention outreach program, to reduce the risk of residential fires and emphasize the importance of public safety.

We’re currently accepting applications for dedicated volunteers to join our Community Awareness and Public Safety (CAPS) program, and donate their time to help make our community a safer place to work and live.

CAPS volunteers work together with our Public Safety Division to spread awareness about fire prevention and public safety within the community. A key component of being a CAPS volunteer is delivering fire safety and prevention education through: 

  • community event booths
  • school outreach events
  • residential fire safety checks

Is This Volunteer Opportunity For You?

Volunteering with the CAPS program is a great introduction to the Department and to fire safety in general, especially if you're considering a career in firefighting and fire prevention.

How Much Time Does it Take?

All CAPS volunteers are asked to commit to one year of service, with a minimum of two, four hour shifts per month (Monday-Sunday between 7am and 9pm).


All CAPS volunteers must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Comfortable communicating (public speaking and reading) in English
  • Hold a valid BC Driver’s License showing no tickets or any other offences within the last five years

Training will be provided on fire safety initiatives at the fire hall. Note: Some areas of the City of North Vancouver Fire Department are not accessible to those of all abilities, as the building does not have an elevator to the second floor. 

Application Process

The application process for CAPS is as follows:

  1. Review the information above as well as the Application Form to ensure CAPS is a good fit for you.
  2. Complete and submit your Application Form, below.
  3. We will review all submitted applications to assess qualifications and fit for the CAPS Program.
  4. We will contact applicants who meet the program criteria, and will request additional documentation such as a resume and references.
  5. We will do a final review of all applicant information, and contact the successful applicants.

Apply for the Program Now

Ready to get involved? Please complete the application below. Thanks for your interest!

Application for Community Awareness and Public Safety Program

   Note: Residence information is collected for statistical purposes only and is not a condition of acceptance to the CAPS Program.

Consent & Commitment

The North Vancouver City Fire Department is collecting your personal information in accordance with Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions why your information is being collected, please contact the Community Awareness and Public Safety Program Coordinator at

Contact Us

Questions? Contact the Public Safety Division at

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