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Kelowna Fire Department

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About KFD

The goal of the Kelowna Fire Department is to provide realistic and effective fire protection and public safety services to all areas of the Kelowna. This includes fire suppression and rescue, fire prevention, fire safety inspections, fire training, first medical responses, hazardous material response, speciality rescue, pre-incident planning, dispatch and emergency management.

Kelowna Fire Department operates from seven fire stations located strategically throughout the city. Each has a full complement of modern, up-to-date vehicles and equipment. There are 122 full time personnel and 45 paid-on-call volunteers.

In 2015, the department responded to 10,736 calls including 1,632 fires, 868 motor vehicle accidents, and 7,101 first medical response calls. The Fire Prevention Branch completed 4,654 life safety inspections, 209 public education presentations and 27 fire investigations. Check out the Kelowna Fire Department's 2015 Annual Report for more information.

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 30,336 incidents in 2015 resulting in approximately 255,422 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.

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Contact us

Kelowna Fire Department
Station 1
2255 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 8B8
Non-emergency line: 250-469-8801

In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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