Department Structure


  • The City of Fort St John Fire Department is focused on ensuring our community is safe for all citizens and visitors. The Administration division works to oversee, enforce, and improve Policies and Procedure put in place by the City of Fort St John, The Fire Services Act, and any other Provincial or Federal statutes
  • The Fire Chief organizes, administers, and directs the Fire Department with the support of the Deputy Chiefs and the Fire Department Administrative Assistant

Suppression Division

  • The suppression division of the Fort St John Fire Department provides a range of emergency and non-emergency services such as: 
    • Suppression of structure fires, brush/wildland fires, and vehicle fires
    • Medical response
    • Vehicle extrication
    • Hazardous materials
    • High-Angle rescue
    • Confined space rescue
    • Public service requests 
  • For more information on the apparatus used for emergency and non-emergency response visit the Station, Fleet, and Apparatus page

Training Division

  • The Training Division is responsible for staff development and training; firefighters receive ongoing training and education in the latest developments in equipment and techniques for firefighting, medical, technical rescue and hazardous material responses. On-going training is an integral part of being a firefighter and will continue for their entire career. Our Training Division is responsible for developing daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly exercises and training programs to ensure that our firefighters and officers are proficient in every kind of emergency that you may call on us to respond to.
  • Our training goal is to keep our skills and knowledge at a superior level, keep pace with modern techniques, emerging trends, and the use of new equipment to provide the expert level of service you expect

Fire Prevention Division

  • In addition to the Suppression Division, the Fort St John Fire Department also has a Fire Prevention Division in place that focuses on educating and assisting the public with safe practices and fire safety by: 
    • Providing fire and life safety education 
    • Attending community events to provide information to community groups and individuals 
    • Inspecting commercial and multi-family residential occupancies and reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with fire safety, regulations, and bylaws 
    • Performing fire and incident investigations