This organization provides fire protection and first responder services to the residents of the Municipality. This area is dedicated to the men and women of the Highlands Fire Department.
Volunteer Firefighters NEEDED !!
For more information please contact the Fire Chief at the phone number or email address below:
Highlands Fire Department
Fire Chief: Guy Brisebois - 250-920-6970
Deputy Fire Chief: Dean Ford
Interested in Firehalls? Visit Firehall.com
Duties of the Department:
Put out fires
- House fires
- Yard fires that get out of control
- Incinerator fires that get out of control
- Abandoned cars that have been set on fire
- Bush fires due to lightning
- Develop municipal standards
- Issue fire burn permits
- Investigate unauthorized burn situations
- Perform controlled burns
- Attend first responder call-outs
- Sponsor safety fairs and demonstrations
- Educate and inform
- Teach self-dependency
- Create leadership in the community
- Support worthy causes
- Healthy competition
- Christmas banquets
- Santa run
Volunteer Fire Department
West Hall: 1564 Millstream Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6G7
East Hall: 3613 Woodridge Place, Victoria, V9E 1C8
Fire Chief: Guy Brisebois
Deputy Fire Chief: Dean Ford
The Fire Department Today
Emergency Response: 24 Hrs. Daily, 7 Days a Week
The primary aim of the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department is to make life safer for us all, responding as quickly as possible to medical emergencies, motor vehicle incidents (they used to be called 'accidents') and fires without putting lives at risk.
Our firefighters carry pagers to alert them to emergencies. If the dispatcher does not get a response within a few minutes, the pager is toned again. If there is still no response or if the nature of the emergency is such that more help is needed, firefighters from neighboring communities will be called in. The Highlands has mutual aid agreements with View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Willis Point and the B.C. Forest Service.
Volunteers responding to calls travel to the fire hall driving their own vehicles with their four-way flashers on. When you're on the road, if you see a vehicle approaching you from behind with its flashers going, pull over as quickly as possible to let it pass, just as you would any other emergency vehicle. It's in all of our best interests to get out of the way.
Since responders are not given much detail at the time of the call, they must be prepared for the worst and treat every call as a major emergency. Fire trucks are taken to every call, and sirens must be sounded every time, day and night.
Firefighters won't know how serious the situation is or what equipment will be needed until they reach the scene. Every call to a motor vehicle incident, for example, requires that the Jaws of Life as well as firefighting and medical equipment be available.
The first firefighters to arrive assess the scene to determine what response is required. They relay information back to the fire hall to call in more help or equipment if necessary, or to call off other responders if their assistance is not needed.