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Fire Department

The District of Clearwater’s Volunteer Fire Department has been in operation for over 45 years and is managed by Fire Chief Mike Smith. The Fire Department provides services for the protection of lives and property from fire hazards; providing a comprehensive fire prevention and suppression service and engaging in mutual aid agreements with Blackpool and Vavenby Fire Departments and reciprocal agreement with the BC Wildfire Service.

Along with providing fire suppression, the department performs fire safety inspections on all public buildings, issues burning permits, provides fire prevention public education and trains firefighters in first aid, Interior Firefighter Operations along with emergency vehicle driver training programs.

Burning Permit Information


Interested in Volunteering?

Interested in joining our volunteer department? New members are welcome. Please attend one of our regularly scheduled training sessions on Thursday evenings beginning at 7pm at the Fire Hall.

Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department

336 Clearwater Village Road
Clearwater, BC
V0E 1N0

Contact Our Fire Chief

Fire Chief Mike Smith

P: 250.674.2257
E: firechief@docbc.ca