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Kelowna Fire Department

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If you notice smoke, contact the fire department at 250-469-8801.

Find out more about the forest fire rating on BC Wildfire Management Branch's Fire Danger Rating page. Open Burning within the City of Kelowna ended as of April 30, 2015.

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Fire protection & public safety

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 complement of modern, up-to-date vehicles and equipment. There are 122 full time personnel and 42 paid-on-call volunteers.

In 2014, the department responded to 9,560 calls including 1,564 fires, 812 motor vehicle accidents, and 6,242 first medical response calls. The Fire Prevention Branch completed 3,778 life safety inspections, 213 public education presentations and 16 fire investigations. Check out the KFD 2014 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 28,531 incidents in 2014 resulting in approximately 256,206 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.

Emergency - Dial 911

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

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