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 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 Curtis Redpath
Office Phone 250-788-2424
email fire@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. Fireworks are available for sale in the community from October 16 – 31

 

 

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors 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’s 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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