Public Education & Community

One of the service priorities of the North Vancouver City Fire Department is to Empower our community with life safety skills.

One of the ways we do this is by getting involved with the community and sharing knowledge.

Fire Hall Tours

We offer free guided tours of the Fire Hall to youth organizations such as Scouts, Girl Guides, and schools (K-7) located in the City.

Get up close to the trucks, check out our special lifesaving equipment and protective clothing, and learn fire prevention tips from our team.

For more information or to book a Fire Hall tour, call 604-980-5021 or email, with a suggested date and time frame, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Community Events

The Fire Hall is part of the community and we love to get out and about and be involved in community events and parades.

If your organization would like a fire truck to visit your event or you'd like to partner with the Fire Hall in a fundraising initiative, please call 604-980-5021 or email

Hot Summer Nights

During the heat of summer, Hot Summer Nights provide kids (and their parents) with a welcome cool-down.

The Fire Department sets-up at a local park with a ladder truck and an engine to spray water for the kids to play in. Firefighters are on hand to answer questions and to provide tours of the trucks. 

Visit the City's Hot Summer Nights page for more information.

Public Education & Services

We offer a number of public education services through our Fire Prevention Office including:

  • Fire safety lectures to community organizations
  • Assistance with fire drills at seniors' centres and elementary schools
  • Informative talks related to Burn Awareness Week (February)
  • Informative talks related to Fire Prevention Week (October)

We also offer the following programs to the community.

'Remembering When' Program

Remembering When is a program developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The program provides tools to help bring like-minded community organizations together with the opportunity of reaching those who are isolated and at the greatest risk for fire or fall-related injuries. The overall goal of the Remembering When Program is to help seniors live safely at home as long as possible.

Smoke Alarm Installation Program

We offer a smoke alarm installation and battery changing program for seniors and people with disabilities. On request, the Fire Department is pleased to provide and install smoke alarms and batteries, free of charge, to those who are unable to perform this essential task themselves. This service aims to make everyone aware of the importance of a functioning early warning device in every home.

Medical Information Form

The Fire Department operates a self-reporting program for those who require additional help when faced with an emergency. Any person requiring assistance vacating a building in an emergency due to a medical condition or disability can complete and submit the Medical Information Form to the City Fire Department.

This self-reporting form is highly confidential and is kept on the City's Fire Department's database for a period of one year. A request for the information to be retained on the database for another year can be made two weeks prior to the expiry of the original submission.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The City of North Vancouver Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training programs free of charge to non-profit groups. Learn about the types of extinguishers, how to use them, and the basics of tackling a small blaze safely.

Training can also be scheduled for groups with six or more individuals at a cost of $20 per person (with your own extinguishers), or $30 per person if the extinguishers are supplied by the Fire Department.

For more information or to book a training session, call 604-980-5021 or email

Contact Us

For more information on any of our community service programs, contact the Fire Department at 604-980-5021 or


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