District of Tumbler Ridge Fire Protection

Fire Protection

Residents and visitors of Tumbler Ridge are protected by a dedicated group of volunteer men and women. As a declared “Full Service” fire department, our firefighters respond to structure fires, brush fires, medical first responder calls, motor vehicle incidents, rescue calls, and incidents involving hazardous materials. They train to the standards of the National Fire Protection Association, and the provincial “Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook”. Our team is extensively equipped with modern equipment that undergoes weekly inspection, and each member has attained the minimum training requirements that must be met in order to become a firefighter within the District of Tumbler Ridge.

Tumbler Ridge Firefighters are active in their community, participating in fire prevention education, community events, Food Bank food drives, and fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy Canada throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, please fill out an application and send to trfire@dtr.ca or drop it off at the Fire Hall. Applications can be found either online or picked up at the Fire Hall.

Fire Chief Dustin Curry    

Chief Curry started with the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 2005.  He rose progressively through the ranks and served as an Operator, then Officer and became Fire Chief in 2016.  He is a certified Fire Investigator, Instructor/Evaluator through the Justice Institute of BC, and Fire and Life Safety Educator. 

Contact the Fire Chief at:
Fire Hall (250) 242-3939
Cell (250) 242-1027
trfire@dtr.ca

Emergency Contact

Emergency contact number for the Fire Department is 911.

 

Become a Volunteer Firefighter.  Serve Your Community! 

If you are 19 years of age, in good physical condition, have a willingness to learn, and most importantly, have a great attitude, we would like to hear from you!

Either stop by the Fire Hall or fill out the application online here and email to trfire@dtr.ca.

"Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer."
~ Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle

Forest Fire Danger Rating

For more information on the Forest Fire Danger Rating, visit the Wildfire Management Branch's website.

The current Fire Danger Rating is LOW.

 

There are not any campfire bans issued for the Tumbler Ridge area at this time. 

Fire Prevention

We encourage all families to participate in Fire Prevention Week and build a home escape plan. Fire Chief and Sparky® will visit the elementary school to give talks on fire safety and prevention. Tours of the Fire Hall can also be arranged. There are also a variety of brochures and booklets available at the Fire Hall which relate to fire safety, smoke detection, burn prevention and residential wood heating. Contact Fire Chief Dustin Curry if you’re interested in more details on education and community involvement.

 

Location

The Fire Hall is located at 325 Iles Way.

FireSmart Canada

Protecting your home from wildfire starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire.

Know your hazard…take the FireSmart Home Assessment.

Knowing the factors that can pose a threat to your home, yard and beyond can empower you to make choices that will reduce the risk.

Some of the measures cost very little and can help reduce the vulnerability of your home to wildfire, others require planning and long-term commitment. Learn how to make FireSmart actions today! 

More information about being FireSmart at Home can be found here or on FireSmart Canada's website.

 

Did you know?

May 24th, 2019 - The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department has been receiving calls from residents concerned about hte smoke in the skies above Tumbler Ridge.  Rest assured, there is no threat of wildfire to the District of Tumbler Ridge at this time.  Smoke from the wildfires burning in Northern Alberta has blanketed much of BC. Smoke conditions are expected to get worse into tomorrow afternoon, and clear up into early next week. 

Visit http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/ for smoke forcasting

Visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation/air-quality?keyword=air&keyword=quality for health tips and information on wildfaire smoke and you.

 

May 22nd, 2019 - Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, May 23, 2019, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre͛s jurisdiction, to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified.  View the full press release here


 

History

History

Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliance

Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliance

Fire Protection Fleet

Fire Protection Fleet

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Meet Our Members

Meet Our Members