About Nelson Fire & Rescue Service

No call goes unanswered!

Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Department consists of an Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention Officer/Captain, two Captains, six Firefighters, and a Secretary-Dispatcher, as well as twenty on-call Auxiliary Firefighters. All career members have training minimums of NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and all Officers are trained to NFPA 1021- Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Nelson Fire & Rescue Service‚Äôs apparatus fleet includes two fire engines, one aerial ladder/platform truck, one rescue truck and a water tender.

The Department provides:

Emergency Services

  • Fire rescue and suppression
  • Medical first responder
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Hazardous material incidents
  • Rope rescue (low and high angle)
  • Confined space rescue                                                 
  • Surface water rescue

Public Education

  • Smoke alarm program
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Fire Prevention Week activities
  • School program
  • Fire Hall tours
  • FireSmart Program
  • Seniors fairs, Community Connect day, and public outreach

Fire Prevention

  • Fire inspections of public buildings, hospitals, light and heavy industrial, schools, group homes, daycares, and extended care facilities
  • Fire investigations
  • Development and building plan review
  • Community events connecting with multiple demographic groups


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