Grand Forks Fire and Rescue

Emergency Fire Service

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue is committed to providing professional emergency fire rescue services to the Community of Grand Forks. Our 3 stations are made up of brave souls who risk their lives every day in order to keep our community safe. We also work toward improving fire safety awareness via Public Safety, Fire Prevention, Community Support and more.

Grand Forks Fire Rescue responds to a variety of types of calls including:
Fire calls, First Responder calls, Auto Extrication calls, Confined Space Rescue calls, Medical First Responder calls, and High Angle Rescue calls. As well, members of the Department are training in response techniques for Hazardous Material Spill calls.

Fire Chief: James Runciman
Deputy Fire Chief: Brittany Jalbert
Deputy Fire Chief: Rich Piché


NON EMERGENCY CALL – (250) 442-3612

Campfire Permit

Before applying for a campfire permit, please read the conditions, restrictions, and permit duration.

Anyone burning without a local burning permit or breaking the rules of their permit may be subject to fines up to $2,000 or be charged with the cost of putting out the fire by their fire service.

News and Updates

Fire Permits

Due to the recent drop in temperatures and rise in moisture, the City of Grand Forks will now be issuing burn permits within city limits. All previously suspended permits are now valid. Campfires must be 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres or smaller.

Public Services

Fire Prevention Week October 9th – 15th

Fire Prevention Week will begin on October 9th – 15th. Grand Forks Fire/Rescue will be doing an open house on Sunday Oct. 15th. Check back for an update on fun activities that will be happening! Visit Fire Prevention Week (FPW) ( for more information and tips on how to be fire safe for the whole…

Join our Team

Would you like the opportunity to Serve your Community, be part of a great team, and learn new skills?

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue Volunteers provide a wide range of public safety services to the region.


We’re currently accepting applications for members in these areas:


George Evans Hall (Station 351) – North Fork Rd.

Carson Road Hall (Station 352) – Reservoir Rd.

Downtown Hall (Station 354) – Second  St.

Send Application to: