District of Mackenzie Fire Rescue Department
The District of Mackenzie Fire Rescue Department provides fire protection within the District boundaries and vehicle extrication service for the main highway and secondary roads over approximately 10,000 square kilometers. We also provide mutual aid response to nearby communities on request.
The Fire Department consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and thirty-six volunteers when it is at full complement. The volunteers consist of two Assistant Chiefs, a Training Officer, an Assistant Training Officer and four companies. Each company has a Captain, Lieutenant, Engineer and eight Firefighters. We also have spots for 4 Junior Firefighters.
In addition to emergency response, the Fire Department provides these services:
Please return your Burning Permit & Fireworks Display Permit Applications to the District of Mackenzie Office at 1 Mackenzie Blvd or email a copy to Deputy Fire Chief Keinan.
Join our Team!
Want to make a difference in your community?
The District of Mackenzie Fire Rescue department is accepting applications for membership as a Volunteer Fire Fighter.
Candidates must be:
- 19 years or older,
- Reside within the response area of Mackenzie, and
- Be reasonably physically fit.
Applications can be completed online or picked up at the Fire Hall on 60 Centennial Drive.
We also welcome teens between the ages of 16 - 18 to apply as Junior Firefighters.
For more information, call 250-997-4221.
New Fire Hall Project
- April - Mid-May 2020 - Concept Design Process - complete!
- Mid-May - June 2020 - Development of Construction Documents - complete!
- July - September 2020 - Tender & Contract Award Process - complete!
- Fall 2020 - Construction Delayed to Spring
- April 2021 - Construction Began
- Summer/Fall 2022 - Project Completion
Budget & Funding:
The District has budgeted up to $6.5 million towards the completion of the project, which is 100% funded through the Northern Capital and Planning Grant program. Thank you to the Province of BC and local organizations for their generous financial or in-kind support towards the project!