About Fire-Rescue

Our Mandate & Services

Richmond Fire-Rescue responds to the following types of calls: 

  • fire and fire alarms Live Fire Training
  • medical emergencies
  • motor vehicle incidents
  • hazardous materials
  • water, confinedspace, crane, and tower rescues
  • public service calls

Richmond has a reciprocal emergency response relationship with its bordering neighbours, the cities of Vancouver, Delta and New Westminster. Richmond provides backup services to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) – airside operations.

Services are delivered from seven fire halls on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis.  The Department employs over 200 fire personnel.

Blaze A variety of community education and fire prevention programs have been developed including:
  • business inspections
  • home safe inspections
  • infant car seat checks
  • protecting your business
  • carbon monoxide safety
  • medical emergencies
  • school and community groups education visits
  • Fire extinguisher training
A variety of community-based public events and forums are used to promote fire safety and prevention messages. To learn about these programs, please browse other Fire-Rescue pages on this site.

Richmond Fire-Rescue’s mission is to protect and enhance the City’s livability through service excellence in prevention, education and emergency response.

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