Fire Safety

The Office of the Fire Commissioner is a leader in fire safety awareness and prevention in British Columbia.

It has earned the trust of British Columbians by offering:

  • Progressive advice about fire safety
  • Innovative recommendations about fire prevention
  • Collaborative communication with the fire services in the province

In addition, the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC):

  • Advises provincial government agencies on broad fire safety issues
  • Is a liaison between the provincial government and the fire service providing advice on all fire safety and prevention matters
  • Reviews and monitors a broad scope fire safety issues throughout B.C. to ensure that consistent advice and recommendations are provided to the public to increase fire safety awareness

Fire Service Advisors

Regional Fire Service Advisors are located throughout the Province and connect with local governments, Local Assistants to the Fire Commissioner (LAFC), and the public.
The following services provide are:

  • Represent the Fire Commissioner at the regional level and making presentations at meetings and seminars
  • Enforcement of the Fire Services Act throughout British Columbia
  • Advice and recommendations to fire departments, police, ministries, and the public in regards to fire related matters, which could threaten the life safety of the public, and inquiries relating to the British Columbia Fire and Building Codes
  • Fire investigation assistance for LAFC, coroner, or the police, as per OFC Request for Assistance Bulletin
  • Assistance to LAFC in carrying out in fire prevention duties
  • An interpretive and advisory resource to fire, police, building officials, industry and the general public in matters of fire safety
  • Expert testimony of fire cause determination during legal proceedings

Fire System Login

Log into the Fire System here

Useful Contacts

Office of the Fire Commissioner

Telephone: Toll free: 1-888-988-9488 (24hrs)
Local: (250) 952-4913
Block A - Suite 200, 2261 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton, B.C.
PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1
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