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: Stephane Dionne
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

Freshet update for City of Grand Forks, Morning of June 4th.

Currently City officials are monitoring the flooding situation in the City for any potential impacts as the water is rising. The City and RDKB continue to track all of the river flows, forecasts, and weather, and are in contact with Emergency Management BC and the BC River Forecast Centre. Forecasts show river levels continuing to…

Public Services


E-Comm 911 has reported major service disruptions affecting the 911 service in the Central and Southern Okanagan Areas, including the Kootenay Boundary/Grand Forks area. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 250-469-8577, and you will be connected to a dispatch centre.

Join our Team

Would 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: