Fire and Rescue

In an emergency call 911.

Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service has a diverse compliment of 24 firefighters, 3 chief officers and 1 administrative clerk.
The department responds to about 2100 calls per year.
Core services include fire, rescue, and paramedic duties along with fire prevention and education.


We respond to a variety of calls including residential, commercial and industrial fires.

National Fire Protection Association

Office of the Fire Commissioner

Technical Rescue and Specialty Response

Members respond to a number of technical rescue and specialty response calls within the District of Kitimat as well as outside the boundaries, including:

  • Motor vehicle extrication
  • High angle rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Hazardous space rescue
  • Hazardous material response


Report wildfires:

1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone

BC Wildfire Status

Fire Prevention

BC Fire Code Enforcement
The Fire Prevention Division of the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service is responsible for enforcing all aspects of the BC Fire Code.
Backyard Fire Pit

Before you light up your backyard fire pit, read over the pamphlet to ensure you know the regulations.

 Backyard Fire Pit Pamphlet 

Fire Inspections - Commercial and Industrial
The Kitimat Fire Department inspects over 300 commercial and industrial properties.
Fire Investigations
There are currently three Level 3 fire investigators in the department who are responsible for investigating all fires that occur.
Fire Safety Information

Our fire prevention services include:

  • Commercial inspections
  • Fire code enforcement
  • Fire safety week
  • Smoke detector initiatives
  • Home inspections
  • Cooperative training efforts with local industry
  • Fire investigations

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Home Escape Plan

Fire Exit Drills in the Home

Home Smoke Alarms

Natural Gas Safety

Portable Fire Extinguishers

FireSmart BC Landscaping Guide

FireSmart Home Manual - Reduce Potential Impacts of Wildfire on your home

Open Burning

The following items are not permitted to be burned in open fires within Kitimat city limits:

  • Rubbish
  • Garden refuse
  • Plastics
  • Any materials that will result in the production of dense, black smoke including:
  • Insulation from electrical wiring or equipment
  • Asphalt roofing materials
  • Hydrocarbons, plastics, rubber materials or creosoted wood
  • Any material which will generate a foul odor
  • Any material classified as a dangerous good 

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