The Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service is a composite department of 40 to 50 members, which includes career staff and paid-on-call volunteers.

Current Leadership

The Fire Department is currently under the direction of four career officers:

  • Fire Chief - Stephan Drolet
  • Deputy Fire Chief, Training & Operations, Chris Miley
  • Deputy Fire Chief, Community Safety, Tracy Warren
  • Assistant Fire Chief, Prevention, Brad Perrie

The Fire Department also has a full-time administrative assistant, Sandie Mallan.

On May 8, 2023 the department welcomed eight new career firefighters for a total of sixteen full-time career firefighters who work seven days per week on a rotating four on/four off schedule. In early June 2023, the department transitioned to a 24/7 model. The department also has a full-time career Training Officer.

All other members are paid-on-call (POC) volunteers and are organized as follows:

  • 1 POC Assistant Chief
  • 2 POC Captains
  • 25 POC Volunteer Firefighters 

The department is proud to have representation from a large cross-section of the community and to be an equal opportunity organization.

Members are trained in and expected to perform all of the duties of a firefighter and, if necessary, the duties of an officer.

Fire Hall

The Fire Department was thrilled to move into its newly constructed fire hall on 19240 122A Avenue at the end of April 2023. 

Fire Vehicles / Apparatus

The Fire Department maintains a fleet of vehicles and fire apparatus for firefighting and rescue situations: 

  • Engine 1 - 2021 Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Pumper
  • Engine 2 - 2011 Pierce Arrow XT Triple Combination Pumper
  • Rescue 1 - 2022 Freightliner Rescue/Rehab Unit
  • Quint 1 - 2008 Quint Ladder/Engine Combination Apparatus
  • Squad 1 - 2011 Ford F-350 4X4 Crew Cab
  • Utility Trailer
  • Command Vehicles - 301 / 302 / 303 / 304

    Quint Ladder/Enging Combination Apparatus

Fire Department Response

The department provides fire suppression, fire prevention, fire and life safety education, vehicle and aircraft rescue, and first responder medical care to the City of Pitt Meadows.

The department has aid agreements with surrounding communities to provide additional resources and specialized response to incidents, such as hazardous materials and technical rescue.

Call Volume

The department responds to approximately 800 - 900 incidents annually.  The Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service responded to 774 calls in 2021 and 828 calls in 2022, which is up significantly from 622 in 2020. Calls can include fires, alarms, explosions, medical emergencies, floods, rail transport incidents, motor vehicle accidents, or circumstances necessitating rescue efforts.

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