The department conducts regular fire safety inspections of public buildings and hazardous operations, conducts fire investigations and provides development and building plan review The department is also responsible for the permit process for open burning and fireworks and enforcement of BC Fire Code requirements.
As part of ongoing fire prevention, the department is involved in public outreach. Public education may include fire extinguisher demos, fire hall tours, Fire Prevention Week activities, fire safety talks, emergency preparedness education, and other public outreach events and activities.
Fire Cause Investigation
The Fire Services Act of BC requires all fires be investigated within three days of the fire, excluding holidays. The department will conduct investigations to determine the cause, origin and circumstances of each fire. This inspection occurs regardless of whether the fire was accidental, caused by negligence or by design.