Serving Kelowna Since 1905

Structural Firefighting

Structural Firefighting

Jul 23, 2011

    In addition to many other operations, the members of the Kelowna Fire Department respond to residential, commercial, and industrial incidents involving smoke, fire, or alarms ringing.  Our dispatch centre may take a live call from a citizen or through an automated system that is monitored electronically.  With the automated system, if the...

Wildland Firefighting

Wildland Firefighting

Jul 16, 2011

  The Okanagan is well known for its hot dry summers and although this is an incredible place to enjoy outdoor and back country activities, it is also a recipe for large forest fires with incredible fuel load.  The residents of Kelowna don’t have to think too far back to remember the firestorm of 2003.  This fire swept through the Okanagan Mountain...

Fire Dispatch

Fire Dispatch

Jul 16, 2011

  Kelowna Fire Dispatch Centre serves over 265,800 residents and approximately 3 million visitors annually encompassing an area in excess of 13,500 square kilometers, providing a variety of emergency and non-emergency public assistance and in the process creating over 24,000 incidents each year.   We answer all 911 fire-related...

High Angle Rescue

High Angle Rescue

Jul 16, 2011

  Living in Kelowna, or anywhere in the Okanagan for that matter, has incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure.  With these opportunities comes a need to have specialized training in the case of an accident.  The Kelowna Fire Department has four TRT’s (Technical Rescue Teams) made up of 6 members each.  These members constantly train in and...

Honour Guard

Honour Guard

Jul 15, 2011

  First formed in 1997, the Honour Guard has evolved over the years into a precision drill team that proudly represents the Department, IAFF and City of Kelowna at occasions throughout the year such as Remembrance Day observance guarding the Kelowna Fire Department Cenotaph 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Awards ceremonies Recruit firefighter graduation...

Auto Extrication

Auto Extrication

Jul 13, 2011

  Vehicle manufacturers have done an incredible job of implementing safety devices that are designed to save lives in the event of a collision.  Airbags (which deploy at over 200 MPH), seatbelt tensioners (which contain a pyrotechnic device), and high voltage (in electric vehicles) are just a few of the dangers that we must be aware of when cutting a...