Services

Fire Service

Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service performs a number of functions including fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, pre-hospital emergency care, hazard mitigation, high angle and confined space rescue, hazmat services and auto extrication.

Each year the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service has an average of 200 fire-related calls.

 

Fire Prevention

The Kitimat Fire Department has a successful fire prevention program.  Fire prevention includes commercial inspections and fire code enforcement, fire safety week, smoke detector initiatives, home inspection program, cooperative training efforts with local industry and fire investigation. 

 

Public Education

The department maintains an effective public education program.  Initiatives include:  spring clean up, training efforts with local industry and CN Rail, the Risk Watch program in elementary schools, commercial inspections and business consultation to ensure properties meet Fire Code standards.  

 

Fire Suppression

The Kitimat Fire Department responds to fire-related calls with fast and effective fire suppression service.

Fire suppression activities also involve up-keep of firefighter skills and equipment.  Ongoing training ensures that firefighters maintain their skill level to meet WCB regulations.

Safety and personal protection is promoted and strived for throughout all training activities to reinforce natural behaviour in emergency situations. 

 

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care

All members of the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service fill two professional roles:  firefighter and primary care paramedic.  As a result, the Kitimat station has one of the fastest response times in the province.

Members of the department strive for excellence in medical education by participating in annual courses offered alongside B.C. Ambulance Service personnel.

 

Rescue

Kitimat firefighters train to comply with NFPA standards and WCB regulations for confined space, auto extrication, rapid intervention team, and high angle rescue.  These skills are used in industrial, municipal and public emergency situations.

Rescue teams are also utilized during specific municipal and industrial projects.  Past examples include:  the pool retrofit, bridge maintenance, and Methanex tank repairs.

 

Hazard Mitigation 

The Kitimat Fire Department maintains a close working and training relationship with local industries.  The department partners with local area Fire Services to investigate major incidents (natural disasters, hazmat events and major fires). 

 

Ambulance Service 

Ambulance service in Kitimat is delivered by Kitimat Fire & Ambulance Service.  All members of the department fill two professional roles:  firefighter and primary care paramedic.  The Kitimat station has one of the fastest response times in the province.

Members of Kitimat Fire & Ambulance Service strive for excellence in medical education by participating in annual courses offered alongside B.C. Ambulance Service personnel.

Each year the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service has an average of 1,000 ambulance-related calls.