Powell River Fire Rescue is dedicated to providing citizens with the support they need to keep themselves safe. There is no cost for these sessions.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Safety inspections for business license applications.
Pre-incident Emergency Response Planning (including lock-boxes)
Emergency Preparedness Education
Fire and Burn Safety Education
To book training or a fire safety education session for your business or group, contact: email@example.com
Auxiliary firefighters provide a valuable service to our community by supplementing the service provided by full-time career firefighters. The minimum number of firefighters to safely respond to a low hazard structure fire (i.e.: single family dwellings) is 14. This can only be achieved through a combination response between career and auxiliary firefighters. All auxiliaries are considered City employees on a paid on-call status.
Auxiliary members are assigned to either #1 Fire Hall in Westview or #2 Hall in Wildwood. Response from #1 Hall members is limited to structure fires and major events. These members will respond directly to the scene.
The #2 Hall auxiliaries play a vital role in ensuring coverage for the Wildwood area responding to first responder calls, motor vehicle incidents, structure fires, and other miscellaneous incidents. The #2 Hall station members respond with a fire engine to each response.
Powell River Fire Rescue periodically runs recruit programs for new members. This year-long program will provide basic skills to respond to incidents. Members are then provided with ongoing training and support with the goal to achieve competency as a Full-Service Operations Level Firefighter. Many of our career firefighters started as auxiliary members.