Public Education

The Office of the Fire Commissioner supports communities with their fire prevention efforts.  We work with local authorities to educate British Columbians on fire protection and safety, and to reduce emergencies in the province.

Fire Prevention Week is one example of how we work to prevent fires through education. It is an annual event bringing together federal, provincial and local governments to teach the public about fire prevention and life safety.

In addition, we provide specialized educational resources including:

  • Information about natural gas and carbon monoxide safety
  • Fire safety tips for college and university students living away from home for the first time
  • A manual to help fire services deal with juvenile fire setters