Open for Business Award - 2018 Winner
The District of Chetwynd is proud to have received the 2018 Open for Business Award!

Fire Department

Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department

History

The Chetwynd Fire Department was established in 1962, the same year the District of Chetwynd was incorporated. Prior to that a Chetwynd Fire Brigade had been organized in the late 1950’s.

Staffing

Currently The Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department(CVFD) consists of 30 active volunteers and a fulltime Fire Chief. The CVFD is always looking for Volunteers. To apply you must be 19 years of age, have a current minimum class 5 driver’s license and must obtain a class 1 or 3 driver license, be in good physical condition and live within the Fire Protection area of Chetwynd. For more information please contact the Fire Chief.

Fire Chief/Emergency Coordinator

Fire Chief – Dan Golob
Office Phone 250-788-2424
email DGolob@gochetwynd.com

Incidents

The CVFD responds to approximately 125 calls per year including: structure, grass, and vehicle fires, motor vehicle rescues and ambulance assist calls within Chetwynd and Peace River Regional District Fire Protection Area. The CVFD also responds to motor vehicle accidents within the designated highway rescue response area.

 

Fireworks

 

The CVFD sets off fireworks for the community on Halloween Night, at the conclusion of the Parade of Lights, and on Canada Day, weather permitting.

 

 

 

Smoke Alarm

Smoke alarms save lives! Often fire investigations reveal smoke alarms were not present or had expired batteries. Often fires start at night, and smoke may not wake us up. It is important to have smoke alarms installed and either wired in by an electrician or if smoke alarms have batteries, set an annual date such as January 1st to replace the batteries.

 

The Canada Safety Council recommends everyone have at least one fire extinguisher at home in case of a small fire. The best kind of fire extinguisher is a five (5) pound ABC.

 

 

 

 

 

Apparatus

 

2013 F150 Command Truck for incident responses, fire prevention activities and training support

 

 

 

 

 

2019 F550 Bush Truck has 300 gallons of water, scotty foam system and all wildland fire equipment

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Hub Engine which is the primary response apparatus

 

 

 

 

 

2008 American Lefrance 65’ Quint
which is the secondary response apparatus

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue Truck

2008 GMC Rescue is equipped with a compressed air foam system, jaws of life and low slope rescue equipment

 

 

 

1999 Freightliner Tender holds 3000 gallons of water, gas pump and a 2000 gallon portable tank