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Fire Rescue

Contact us at our non-emergency number (250) 753-7311



Would your family know how to get out of your home quickly if a fire occurred?


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Nanaimo Fire Rescue Department responds to approximately 5,000 incidents each year. You can view responses to incidents for a particular day. If you wish to track the Department's activities daily, select Incident Responses from the menu on the left.


  • Nanaimo Fire Rescue Child Passenger Safety Program - no Free Education Clinics available at this time.

Another community provider is  For a list of other community and service providers call BCAA: 1-877-247-5551.  Click here for more information

  • 2015 Fire Extinguisher & Safety Training (May 27, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 26, Sep 30):

The Fire & Loss Prevention Division provides this service to educate the attendees on basic fire safety and fire extinguisher use. Training includes: video presentation, fire safety lecture, question & answer period, live fire extinguisher training.  $15 per person.  Approx 1.5 hrs. Call 250-755-4561 to book.



The video seeks to raise awareness about the slow down move over regulation of the Motor Vehicle Act which requires drivers to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped at the side of the road with its lights flashing.



You can assist us with our response to those in need by staying alert. Learn more


  • City of Nanaimo Emergency Call Alert System

AlertIn the event of an emergency that you need to know about, we have the ability to automatically telephone or email you with the nature of the situation and instructions to follow. You can register as a resident, or as a business owner. Register/Update This information will not be shared, and will not be used for any other purpose. If you require assistance, please call 250-758-1311 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.


  • Residential Backyard Burning - Complete Ban in Place at this Time

Nanaimo Fire Rescue would like to remind residents that Backyard Burning is banned in the City except by permit. See the press release for more information. Burning Regulations Residential cooking fires are permitted unless a campfire ban is in place.
  • Why Not Consider Composting?

Why destroy all those nutrients that most gardeners pay big money to replenish their gardens with? Instead of burning debris, try composting!
  • If you have neighbours who are also disposing of their yard waste, why not rent a chipper together and grind the larger debris all in one day?
  • Instead of burning your leaves, use a bag mower and pick up the leaves, then add the small pieces to your compost. By Spring you will have wonderfully rich soil to add to your garden beds.
  • Stockpiling leaves beside your compost bin and adding them throughout the winter enriches your compost.
  • Composting reduces yard waste volume by 50 to 75 per cent.

To further the goal of having functioning smoke alarms in every household in BC, Justice Minister Shirley Bond and Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux announced great strides achieved to date in the 'Working Smoke Alarm" campaign in BC.

      • Kidde Canada has donated 5,000 smoke alarms to be distributed among vulnerable populations in the province.
      • Black Press will be adding wieght to the campaign with a $350,000 investment to raise awareness.
      • Minister Bond, a Champion of the campaign, will be hosting a meeting with major organizations to work toward further achieving the objectives of the campaign.


  • Council Adopts New Fire Protection & Life Safety Bylaw to Improve Fire Safety in the City.




  • When you call 9-1-1 for a fire emergency - know your location! Click this link and we'll tell you why.

  • Last April we told the public about the problem of accidentally dialing 911 on your cellphone. Pocket Dialing a Big Problem for 911 Dispatchers. Unfortunately, the frequency of these calls is increasing. Nanaimo Fire Rescue and the RCMP are asking that people lock their cellphones before putting them in a pocket or purse.

Pocket Dialing Plagues Island Emergency Responders

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