The 2022 Fire Rescue Community Report outlines the department's mission, reports out on 2021 stats, and highlights the role of each division. 

 Message from the Fire Chief Darcey O'Riordan

Fire Chief Darcey O'Riordan

I am pleased to present the Port Moody Fire Rescue Community Report for 2022.


Port Moody Fire has been proudly serving our community since 1913. Through effective and timely emergency response, fire prevention initiatives, progressive training and public education practices, Port Moody aspires to be one of the safest communities in Canada. 

During 2022, Port Moody Fire Rescue remained resilient working through the changing stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This year, our incident volume increased by 20 per cent to 1,580 emergency incident responses, our busiest year in history.

To start the year, crews completed fireground operations training in local acquired structures slated for demolition. Specialized industry partnership training prepared our crews for tower crane rescues, as well as complex industrial incidents and electrical emergencies.

PMFR provided structure and oversight for our City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which was activated with two emergency exercises in 2022, facilitating EOC skill development for staff from all City departments.

Once again, the Port Moody Firefighters Charitable Society hosted several charitable events, raising over $100,000 in support of local organizations. In the summer they engaged the community with the 45th annual pancake breakfast, and a cycling ride to Harrison Hot Springs in support of the Canucks Autism Network. Fall highlights included the Dave Shefley Charitable golf tournament, a boot drive in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and a Christmas toy drive.

Port Moody Fire Rescue prides itself on its dedication to community and serving Port Moody with trust, integrity, service, and teamwork. In 2023 and beyond, we will continue to support Port Moody with first-class emergency response and community service.

Department structure 
2020 Department org chart
2022 by the numbers

 2022 By the Numbers


 What we do

operations divisionOperations Division

The Operations Division is responsible for fire suppression services, first responder medical services, life-safety/rescue response services, and specialized rescue services. Operations also assists in the delivery of community safety initiatives including premise inspections and public education programming. This Division also oversees the management of the Port Moody Fire Rescue apparatus fleet and Department facilities.

Training DivisionTraining Division

The Training Division is responsible for the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of all training of Department staff. Industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and operational needs all drive the scope of the training programs. In 2022, the PMFR Training Division facilitated the delivery of more than 5,944 hours of training. 


Community safety divisionCommunity Safety Division

The Community Safety Division is responsible for all fire prevention services, life-safety educational programming, and community outreach initiatives. Members of this Division support Operations by providing fire investigative services. Fire prevention services include regular fire safety inspections, problem premise inspections, institutional inspections, fire and building code interpretation and enforcement, and liaising with the City’s Building and Bylaw
                              divisions on new construction code compliance.

Emergency ManagementEmergency Management

The Community Safety Division is responsible for emergency management and disaster response planning. The Division’s scope includes planning for, and managing, a major emergency response, managing the City’s Emergency Operations Centre, managing a complete post-disaster recovery, training staff and community volunteers, and providing emergency planning information to the public.

Volunteer firefightersPort Moody Volunteer Firefighter’s Association

The Port Moody Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is composed of 20 community-oriented individuals who supplement career staff at major incidents, and are heavily involved in community events. They meet for weekly training, are led by an executive, and fall under the stewardship of the Operations Division of PMFR.