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!

Current Open Fire Restrictions

Effective Friday August 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

Although fire danger ratings have declined in the region due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to exercise extreme caution with the use of any campfire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.  Quesnel Backyard Fire bylaw

Category 2 and 3 open fires (larger than 0.5 meters x 0.5 meters) remain prohibited, as do:

  • sky lanterns
  • binary exploding targets
  • air curtain burners
  • fireworks including firecrackers
  • burning barrels or burning cages of any size

descriptions of types of fires



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

Fire Department Vehicles

The Fire Department uses five types of emergency vehicles.

Ladder 31 - 100 ft Platform Aerial
  • 2004 Spartan/Smeal
  • Total crew of 8
  • 200 cfm CAFS Foam system
  • 2000 IGpm Pump
  • Hydraulic Generator
Engine 21 - 1998 American LaFrance
  • 1500 IGPM pump
  • 1250 IGal Tank
  • Hale Foam System
  • Crew of 6
  • Can be used as a tender
Engine 12 - 1990 Ford Phoenix
  • 1250 IGPM pump
  • 500 IGal Tank
  • 55 ft Boom with monitor
  • Hale Foam System
  • Crew of 6
RED 1 - 1988 Amertek
  • 500 IGPM pump
  • 550 IGal Tank
  • 77 IGal Foam
  • 500 lbs. Dry Chemical
  • Crew of 1 or 2
Rescue 11 - 1992 Ford Superior
  • Crew of 9
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