Extreme Fire Danger Declared!
July 26, 2021 - Effective immediately, due to the extreme fire risk, the City of Pitt Meadows Fire Department is banning the use of BBQ’s including briquette, hibachis and propane in public parks and spaces until further notice. Residents and visitors are also reminded that there is no smoking permitted in parks and trails and no wood burning fire pits allowed, anywhere on private or public property. These orders are in addition to provincial regulations banning all campfires and open fires in BC, due to the extreme risk of wildfires. Learn more: pittmeadows.ca/firedanger.
To work as a team serving the city of Pitt Meadows by protecting life, property and the environment from fire and other risks.
The City of Pitt Meadows & Fire Rescue Services hosts its own website to ensure training priorities including testing are updated and kept in a private setting for volunteer firefighters. We also provide information related to emergency preparedness, upcoming events, current stats, history of the department, photo gallery of recent fires and events, apparatus and department profiles, and several other interesting fire related topics. Please visit our site at pittmeadowsfire.com.
The 2019 Year in Review video highlights the fire department's training, responses to incidents and community service and events throughout the year. 2019 was the busiest year on record with the highest number of calls and training hours. The video was created by PMFRS member Sean Staples.
For information, news and updates regarding the new Fire Hall please visit pittmeadows.ca/newfirehall.
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High Risk Smoke Alarm Campaign
The City of Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services, in cooperation with the Fire Chiefs' Association of BC and the Province of British Columbia, is offering a program whereby seniors and people living with disabilities can request a free smoke alarm for their household and/or assistance with testing any existing smoke alarms in the home.
Research has shown that the elderly, disabled, and other at-risk populations face the highest risk of dying in a residential fire. It is recommended that one smoke alarm be installed on every level of a home. Through this program, the intent is to allow individuals at higher risk to continue to live independently and safely in their homes.
In order to request a visit from the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services and installation of a new smoke alarm, or testing of an existing one, download and fill out the application form. For more information on the program, visit the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services website.
For additional assistance or information please contact Pitt Meadows Fire Department at 604.465.2401 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on recruitment and the process of applying to become a paid-on-call firefighter with the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services, please visit pittmeadowsfire.com/recruitment. This page will be updated when the department is actively accepting applications.
Members of the public or outside agencies may apply to receive copies of Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service incident report (information includes: date, time, location, details of incident with names blacked out for confidentiality). FOI (Freedom of Information) requests must be made from the Corporate Officer's Office (please see contact info provided below).
All requests for Fire Service information must be submitted in writing to:
Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service
12007 Harris Rd
Pitt Meadows, BC
or email: Administration
or fax: 604.465.1195
Include with your request the following information:
- Your company name, address, and contact name
- The reason for the request
- Phone number where you can be reached during the day
- Names of parties you are representing (where applicable)
- Your file or case number (where applicable)
- Type of incident (fire, motor vehicle incident, etc.)
- Date and time that the incident occurred
- Address or location of incident
- Names of all persons involved (if known)
- Fire Service case number (if known)
- A copy of consent must be provided for third party representation. Scanned copies are acceptable.
An invoice from the City of Pitt Meadows will be mailed to you for a File Search Fee.
Requests can also be made through our Corporate Office for FOI (Freedom of Information) Requests. Learn more here.
Metro Vancouver seasonal prohibitions on residential indoor wood burning are in effect from May 15 to September 15 each year, as part of new requirements being introduced to protect the public from exposure to harmful wood smoke.
Exceptions will be made in situations where wood burning is the only source of heat in a residence, in the case of emergencies, and for those living off-grid in rural parts of the region.
For more information, see Metor Vancouver's Residential Indoor Wood Burning Bylaw 1303, 2020.