We are proud of and grateful for the skilled and courageous team at the Kimberley Fire Department, a dedicated group of professional fire fighters who enhance the quality of life in our community by helping in preventing, minimizing and recovering from injuries and loss of life or property resulting from emergencies or disasters.
In addition to fire suppression services, the Kimberley Fire Department provides a range of other services including Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Public Education, Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Material Response, and Confined Space Rescue.
For more information on fire-related local issues, click on the links below:
- BBQ Fire Pit Guidelines
- Kimberley Community Wildfire Protection Plan
- Outdoor Burning
- Southeast Fire Centre Information
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at a fire hall? Let us show you! Tours and Demonstrations are for all age groups and any group or organization. For children under the age of 10, we request that there be one adult supervisor or chaperone for every four children. The Kimberley Fire Department also provides fire safety lectures and fire extinguisher demonstrations upon request to local schools, groups or service organizations and industry.
To schedule a tour or demonstration, please call the Kimberley Fire Department at 250.427.FIRE (3473) between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Tours are given at the Fire Station and are tailored for the appropriate age group touring the station.
Please keep in mind that the Fire Department has regular job duties and training sessions, so the tours and demonstrations must be planned well in advance to schedule around the Fire Department activities.
Would you like to become a Call Rank Fire Fighter for the City of Kimberley?
Call Rank Fire Fighters play an important role in the City of Kimberley Fire Department, which is a composite department includes both career and call rank fire fighters with the following positions:
- Career Rank: Fire Chief and 3 Assistant Chiefs
- Call Rank: 2 Captains, 4 Lieutenants, and Fire Fighter Ranks
New members are welcomed into the Fire Department after a recruitment process. Resumes are to be dropped off to the Fire Chief and an application picked up at the Fire Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Applications will be held on file for a 12-month period and can be renewed at any time. In order to become a Fire Fighter you must successfully participate in the following different phases:
- Agility and Task Drills
- Oral Interviews
- Be physically and mentally prepared for the role of a fire fighter.
- Be at least 19 years of age
- Possess a valid B.C. drivers' license with clean abstract. Must be willing to obtain Air Brake Endorsement within 3 months and drivers' licence Class 3 within 12 months.
- Be of good character and reputation.
- Submit the following documents to the satisfaction of the City:
- Examination by a physician
- Driver's abstract
- Criminal record search