Seasonal Fire Prevention

Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months.

Summer Fire Safety

It is important to take proper summer safety precautions, from barbequing to beach safety, to enjoy a fantastic West Vancouver summer. More Information

Halloween and Fireworks

Did you know that Halloween fireworks require a permit? Halloween fireworks may only be discharged on October 31 from 5–10 p.m. (no sooner). More Information

Christmas

Find out how you and your family can practice safe holiday fire techniques to minimize your chances of being a victim of fire during the festive season. More Information

Fall/winter heating system safety

As the temperature goes from warm to cool, your fire department receives requests for information about heating systems. More Information

Contact

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue

604-925-7370

Report a fire

Call 9-1-1 immediately to report a fire.

Indicate where the fire is located, provide a description of what is on fire, who is trapped or in danger, how the fire started and any additional details: odour, smoke, flames.

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: HIGH TO EXTREME

Charcoal barbecues are currently banned in all West Vancouver parks and beaches.

Never permitted:

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: July 31, 2018

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