Fire Department

The Saanich Fire Department is committed to providing the highest quality service to our community. We preserve life, protect property and the environment.


  • Established in 1919
  • 123 uniformed members
  • 7 support staff
  • 3 fire stations 

We respond to more than 4,700 emergency incidents [PDF - 38 KB] [PDF - 68 KB] every year including:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Response
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Land and Marine Rescue
  • Mutual Aid Requests
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Public Service Requests

 We also

  • Provide fire dispatch services to two client municipalities in the Capital Region.
  • Carry out fire safety inspections.
  • Provide fire apparatus, mechanical and high angle rescue services.
  • Participate on the regional Hazardous Materials Response Team.
  • Deliver fire prevention and life safety programs.
  • Support municipal efforts to prepare for, respond to and recover from major emergencies and disasters.