Coquitlam Fire/Rescue provides 24 hours-a-day/7 days a week fire dispatch operations. The Communications Division is staffed by four full time dispatchers. Fire dispatachers are responsible for answering all emergency and non-emergency calls and determining the appropriate fire company response for dispatch. A Wide Area Radio System (WARS) is utilized by the Fire/Rescue. This WARS radio system provides the capability for direct communication with RCMP, BC Ambulance and neighbouring fire departments in the event of a major emergency. Each Fire/Rescue vehicle is equipped with both mobile and portable radios as well as a mobile data terminal (MDT). The MDT allows fire companies to receive emergency calls while in the vehicle as well as any/all related call information instantaneously. Fire companies also have the ability through this MDT to receive location specific details and site plans.
Firefighters in the Community
Coquitlam Firefighters Local 1782 Charitable Society is a non-profit group that provides support and funds to local charities and community groups. To find out more or to request fire fighter assistance at your event please visit their website at www.iaff1782.org.
Even though the fire may be out, the effects of fire can linger on for some time. If you need assistance, help and support is available to you through the City's Emergency Social Services, Coquitlam RCMP's Victim Services and the Province's Emergency Social Service of British Columbia.
Coquitlam Fire/Rescue takes a proactive approach in reducing the potential hazards and risks of fire. This is achieved through regular inspections and enforcement of codes, standards and regulations designed to provide preventative measures to reduce the start and spread of fire. These inspections are conducted by both on-duty Fire Companies and Fire Prevention Inspectors. The Fire Prevention Division is also responsible for providing fire safety education, fire investigation, new construction building plan review, fire safety plan review and other public safety initiatives. Fire Prevention and its related disciplines are an integral part of our fire and emergency services. Fire Prevention division is primarily responsible for the following:
- Inspections Relating to Public or Assembly Buildings
- Fire Investigation
- Fire Safety Education
- Plan Review
- Public Safety Inspection Team
In Case of Emergency, Call 9-1-1
Fire Hall Administration
1300 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7S4
General Inquiries: 604-927-6400
The City of Coquitlam Fire Rescue Department, under the direction of the Fire Chief, provides the 128,000 residents of the city with a 24 hours-a-day /7 days a week operation. This operation includes emergency and non-emergency responses to fire, medical and public assist calls. Fire Prevention inspections, fire education programs and fire investigation services are also provided by Coquitlam/Fire Rescue.
Our mission as a fire department is to provide a range of emergency responses, fire protection and educational programs designed to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by people or nature.
A career in the fire service is both challenging and rewarding. Coquitlam Fire/Rescue offers positions for both career and paid-on-call firefighters, fire prevention inspectors and fire dispatchers. For more information regarding postings and requirements please see our Firefighter Requirements.
The Fire/Rescue department is comprised of the following:
Fire Hall Locations
- Coquitlam Town Centre Fire Hall (#1 Fire Hall) - 1300 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7S4
- Mariner Fire Hall (#2 Fire Hall) - 775 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 0A3
- Austin Heights Fire Hall (#3 Fire Hall) - 428 Nelson Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 6N4
- Burke Mountain Fire Hall (#4 Fire Hall) - 3501 David Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 3V4
Auxiliary Fire Hall Location
Mariner Fire Hall - 775 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 0A3 - Currently both Auxiliary companies are located at and respond to/ from Mariner Fire Hall.
1 - Fire Chief
2 - Deputy Fire Chiefs
6 - Assistant Fire Chiefs
156 - Career Fire Fighters
6 - Fire Prevention Inspectors
4 - Dispatchers
6 - Clerical support staff
30 - Auxiliary Fire Fighters
1 - Front Line Quint
4- Front Line Engines
2 - Auxillary Engines
2 - Reserve Engines
2 - Rescue Trucks
2 - Aerial Trucks
1 - Boat Rescue
1 - Command Trailer
|Swift Water Rescue
High Angle Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
Burke Mountain Firehall
In March 2015 the new Burke Mountain Firehall was officially opened. The 17,000+ square-foot facility is the new permanent home for Engine Company 4.