Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department
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.
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
The CVFD responds to approximately 170 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.
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 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.