Fire Safety

Keeping our Community Safe

To protect the community’s safety, Coquitlam’s Fire/Rescue and Bylaw Enforcement teams actively enforce the smoking and fire prevention bylaws in City parks and trails.

Don't Let Our Parks Go Up in Smoke!

  • No smoking or vaping in parks – individuals caught
    smoking in Coquitlam parks will face a $500 fine.
  • Do not litter cigarette butts – doing so can result in a $150 fine.
  • Outdoor burning and campfires are not permitted.
  • Watch for bans on using barbecues.
  • Report any signs of smoke or fire by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

Click here for information about the Smoking Bylaw or the Fire Prevention and Life Safety Bylaw.

Fire Risk Rating

Should the fire risk rating increase into the “Extreme” range for three or more consecutive days, certain residential and business properties located immediately adjacent to Mundy Park and along the northern forested boundary of the City may be eligible for a relaxation of summertime watering restrictions.  Fire/Rescue Department will be encouraging occupants of these properties to ensure grass, trees and other vegetation are sufficiently hydrated.

Moderate Fire Risk

 The current fire risk is “MODERATE”

Eligible Residential & Business Properties List for relaxation of the City's watering regulations.

Wildland/Urban Interface Areas

Coquitlam has many areas where the wilderness and urban development meet. This means that structures and vegetation are sufficiently close together that a wildfire may spread between trees or vegetation and structures easily.

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue, along with other agencies, have the means to suppress or control structure and wildfires. With cooperation from homeowners in the urban interface areas who reduce fuel and exposure to wildland fires, we can both reduce and limit the risk of fire.

Interface Fire Prevention Info

The following information session presentation boards have detailed information on:

  • Coquitlam wildfire history
  • Description of fire-brand-caused ignitions and radiant heat or flame contact ignitions
  • Coquitlam's community wildfire protection planning
  • Construction and landscaping tips to help prevent wildland fires
  • Fire-smarting your property by creating a defensible space within 10m of your property
  • Coquitlam Fire / Recue capabilities and examples of their Structure Protection Team in action

The following webpage ​also has recommendations about living in a wildland/urban interface area ​that can help you reduce the risks of damage and increase the chance that your home will survive a wildfire.

Revised Watering Regulations for Properties & Businesses Identified as Extreme Risk

Please be aware that these relaxations only apply to specific properties and only after 3 or more consecutive days where the fire risk danger is in the extreme range. Otherwise normal watering regulations still apply. 

Residential Properties - Lawn and garden watering is allowed:

EVEN numbered addresses 
• Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

ODD numbered addresses 
• Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Non-residential Properties - Lawn and garden watering is allowed:

EVEN numbered addresses 
• Monday and Wednesday, 1 a.m. - 6 a.m.
• Friday 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

ODD numbered addresses 
• Tuesday and Thursday, 1 a.m. - 6 a.m.
• Friday 4:00 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

If you need more information, please contact one of the following:

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  • Smoke Alarms

  • Carbon Monoxide Safety

  • Cooking Safety

  • Scald Prevention

Fire Prevention Division
1300 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7S4