Kelowna Fire Department
The goal of the Kelowna Fire Department is to provide realistic and effective fire protection and public safety services to all areas of the City of Kelowna. This includes fire suppression and rescue, fire prevention, fire safety inspections, fire training, first medical responses, hazardous material response, specialty rescue, pre-incident planning, dispatch and emergency management.
The Kelowna Fire Department operates from seven fire stations located strategically throughout the City. Each has a full compliment of modern, up-to-date vehicles and equipment. There are 122 full time personnel and 53 paid-on-call volunteers.
In 2013, the department responded to 9,393 calls including 1,573 fires, 791 motor vehicle accidents, and 6,078 first medical response calls. The Fire Prevention Branch completed 3,828 life safety inspections, 173 public education presentations and 22 fire investigations.
The dispatch centre, which handles 9-1-1 calls for all fire departments within the Regional District of the Central Okanagan and the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, processed 32,236 incidents in 2013 resulting in approximately 229,788 radio and telephone transactions.
The Department’s full-time personnel promote public safety year-round, through fire inspections and public education programs like Fire Prevention Week. Trained volunteer firefighters contribute greatly to emergency efforts in outlying areas of the City.
FireSmart - Protecting Your Community From Wildfire
The threat of wildfire will always exist in organized and unorganized areas if prevention measures are not taken into consideration and implemented in advance. As more new developments grow in forested areas and new dwellings are built in natural areas, the public should be aware of the problems related to wildfire and the preventative actions required to augment the efforts of organized firefighting services.
The FireSmart Wildland/Interface Planner, available through the links below, is an interactive manual providing individuals with the necessary tools to plan and mitigate the risk of fire in interface areas.
Emergency - Dial 911
Kelowna Fire Department
2255 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8B8
Non-emergency line: 250 469-8801
Central Okanagan Emergency Operations
KFD Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report