Welcome to the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service website. On behalf of the highly dedicated and skilled men and women who make up our department, I hope you find the site informative and educational. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.
Our changing community, its culture, and the dynamic economic climate all contribute as factors necessitating an innovative, responsive and efficient fire rescue service. Our department has a long history of utilizing new efficiencies and technologies to keep us at the forefront of fire services for similar sized communities. The use of a combination service, with a small contingent of career staff in support of a large group of paid-on-call (POC) volunteers, enables the department to achieve a high level of response capability and prevention activities, while maintaining one of the lowest cost per capita ratios of any fire service in BC. We are a recognized leader in so many ways and our community and Council support is the reason that we can continue this strong tradition.
The department has received many accolades over the years, both official and casual, and all are the direct result of the skills, abilities and attitudes of the great membership our organization has enjoyed. As a primarily volunteer/POC department, we are very proud of the personal and professional accomplishments of many of our members; including many who have gone on to provide exemplary service in many fields of endeavour, especially public safety. We are equally proud of the very high level of respect we enjoy in the community; much of which is a direct result of the self-less participation of members in community events such as Pitt Meadows Day, Hot Summer Nights, and Canada Day. All of which, our members voluntarily participate in.
In the website, you will find a lot of information on a vast array of subjects. From public education to occupancy inspections, from vehicle rescue to aircraft firefighting, and from structure fires to medical aid. Our department also provides a wide range of services that are all described and/or illustrated within our website. You will find a lot of “take-away” material that can be downloaded, as well as numerous references to Bylaws and reports. We have many links to other public safety agencies as well.
Finally, if you have ever been curious about what it takes to be a paid-on-call volunteer of this great team, then visit the recruiting and training sections on this site. In these sections, you will find all the information you need to make the decision on whether you should apply to become a member. As well, you will understand the commitment each and every member makes in providing this valuable and rewarding emergency service to our community. Whether we are on a call for service, providing education, ensuring public safety or just participating in community events; our department is a rewarding and challenging addition to anyone’s life who is willing to make the commitment and meet the requirements.
We are committed to providing you, our customer, with timely and friendly service that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations; we hope this website does as well. Be safe and enjoy our scenic and safe community. Pitt Meadows truly is the Natural Place to be for a terrific lifestyle.