Coquitlam Fire & Rescue

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Services provides emergency response to structure fires, as well as medical emergencies, motor-vehicle incidents, public-assistance requests and animal rescues. Additionally, the department provides specialized and technical rescues, such as those involving heights, industry, confined space, trench and water. Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Services is also trained and equipped in wild-land urban interface firefighting, as well as response to Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) incidents.

The department also delivers Fire Prevention and Education Programs aimed at reducing fire-related injuries or death and property loss. This includes school education, fire extinguisher training, fire-reduction instruction, juvenile fire-setter interventions and public-relation events. In addition, the department conducts more than 5,000 inspections of multi-family residences, industrial, institutional and commercial buildings for compliance to the Fire Code and related life-safety regulations.

The department operates three high-impact fire stations and the Burke Mountain Fire Hall.

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Program Manager is responsible for coordinating the emergency planning of all internal and external resources to address any man-made or natural disaster that may occur in the city. Emergency preparedness includes the preparation and planning to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Coquitlam citizens and to provide effective response and recovery as much as possible.

Coquitlam Fire & Rescue

Fire Chief - Jim Ogloff