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Fire Department

The Castlegar Fire Department responds to fires, rescues, MVA/MVI incidents, first responder medical calls, and all other emergency situations.

Emergency? Call 911

In an emergency, please call 911.

The Fire Department is a group of dedicated personal that works every day of the year to ensure the service provided is the highest quality of fire protection, prevention, and life safety to meet the needs of their community. Our values are Diversity, Respect, Trust, Equality and Teamwork. Our team members are our most valuable assets, and we strive for excellence.

Mission Statement

To protect the quality of life for present and future generations of Castlegar through interaction within our community, compassionate and professional service and an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professionalism, equality, and diversity.


The department consists of a Fire Chief, two Deputy Fire Chiefs and two companies of Paid-On-Call Officers and Firefighters.

  • Fire Chief – Sam Lattanzio
  • Deputy Fire Chief – Duane Monsen
  • Deputy Fire Chief – Nick Ahlefeld
  • Paid-On-Call Officers and Firefighters


We are a full-service fire department that responds to fires, rescues, MVA/MVI incidents, first responder medical calls, hazardous materials, fire alarms, aircraft emergencies, and all other emergency situations.

  • Perform fire prevention activities which includes commercial fire inspections and fire prevention activities through education within the community
  • Volunteer to support community activities and charitable functions
  • Municipal Emergency Program

Facilities & Apparatus

The Castlegar Fire Hall is centrally located at 2161 6th Avenue and has a satellite station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The Fire Hall was built in 1999. This building includes an administration and dispatch area, kitchen / lounge facility, training room, weight room, training tower, and workshop, and serves as the City’s primary Emergency Operation Centre (EOC).

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Apply to be a Castlegar Volunteer Fire Fighter

Apply to be a Castlegar Volunteer Fire Fighter

Castlegar’s Paid-on-Call Volunteer Firefighters may be asked to respond to a variety of emergency calls, including structure fires, motor vehicle incidents, medical calls and occasionally participate in public education events.

Fire Prevention & Safety

Fire Prevention & Safety

The Castlegar Fire Department provides education on fire prevention and safety through visits to schools, senior facilities, daycares and local businesses.

Request a Fire Inspection

Request a Fire Inspection

The Castlegar Fire Department currently performs fire inspections only for commercial properties within the city boundary.

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