Volunteer Fire Department

Firefighter with Cat

The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department provides services from three stations to a service area that includes the City of Quesnel and Red Bluff. We also assist with fire suppression in the larger Quesnel and District area, as required, under mutual aid agreements that are in place with the West Fraser, Bouchie Lake, Barlow Creek, Kersley and Ten Mile Fire Departments. Firefighters are dispatched by a regional 9-1-1 system in Prince George.

The department consists of four full-time and approximately 40 volunteer members. The full-time staff are here to support, train and equip an effective volunteer fire service and to provide inspection and education services to our customers - our citizens.

The Volunteer Fire Department needs more volunteer fire fighters!

Apply today!

Quesnel fire bans and restrictions

The City of Quesnel is follows the lead of the Cariboo Fire Centre when implementing a fire bans throughout the City. For current fire bans that impact the City of Quesnel, visit Cariboo Fire Centre bans and restrictions website

Campfires in the City of Quesnel

Sitting around a fire pit in your own backyard is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Did you know that both wood burning and gas fire pits are approved for the Quesnel Area? Keep your property, neighbours and surrounding forests safe by following the City’s guidelines
for a legal backyard wood burning fire.

  1. MUST be on your property. There is no burning on City property without a permit.
  2. MUST be no larger than 0.5 meters by 0.5 meters.
  3. MUST be contained by a firebreak.
  4. MUST have a responsible and competent attendant.
  5. MUST have 8 litres of water within 2 meters of fire.
  6. MUST ONLY use dry, seasoned wood or charcoal briquettes (NO wet wood, yard debris, garbage etc.).

Contact the Volunteer Fire Department


Fire Hall No 1 and Administration

310 Kinchant St.
Quesnel, B.C.
V2J 2R4

Phone: (250) 992-5121
Fax: (250) 992-2691

Staff directory

Ron Richert - rrichert@quesnel.ca
Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Services

Kirby Booker - kbooker@quesnel.ca
Fire Inspector/Safety Officer

Bart Schneider - bschneider@quesnel.ca
Manager of Training

Mark Rawling - mrawling@quesnel.ca
Maintenance Officer

Fire Hall - firehall@quesnel.ca
General Inquiry

Fire Halls

The City is serviced by three fire halls

Hall No 1

Fire Hall No 1 is the main fire hall and administration offices.

310 Kinchant St.

Phone: 250-992-5121
Fax: 250-992-2691

Hall No 2

Fire Hall No 2 is located in Redbluff and has two fire emegency vehicles.

611 Fir St

Hall No 3

Fire Hall No 3 is located in West Village and has three fire emergency vehicles.

 345 Anderson Drive

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