- Provide protection of life and property and the environment twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Provide a fast and efficient response time.
- Enforce the requirements of the B.C. Fire Code, City Bylaws and the B.C. Fire Services Act.
- Conduct fire prevention inspections of all occupancies within the City, with the exception of single family dwellings, duplexes and townhouses.
- Investigate all fires for fire cause determination and report all fires to the Provincial Fire Commissioner.
- Deliver fire safety and prevention programs to reduce loss of life, property damage and to prevent injuries as a result of fires.
- Community Relations Coordination, support and provide liaison with local, provincial and national programs that promote fire safety education, and fire and injury prevention.
- Deliver employee training and development to all rank levels.
Ensure certificates and licences are current to avoid possible litigation.
- Provide special training requirements to keep pace with changing fire fighting and rescue tactics and strategies.
Apparatus and equipment
- Provide a maintenance and overhaul program to ensure vehicles are in good running order and operationally ready.
- Provide a repair program for all motorized fire fighting equipment such as rescue saws, portable fire pumps.
- Maintain inventories of parts and materials.
- Oversee departmental emergency planning activities, including program planning, development and implementation.
- Serves the public through presentations, demonstrations and telephone inquiries for Emergency Preparedness.
Administration for the fire department:
- Provide administrative support to operate the Department.
Liaise with other City staff, Department heads, and City Council.
- Provide and maintain record keeping systems.
- Prepare, monitor and control the annual budget.
- Write and administer operational rules, regulations and procedures.
Last updated: 28/09/2011 8:43:34 PM