Established in 1942, the Castlegar Fire Department operates out of the main fire station in the centre of the City and a satellite station at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. The department provides full service fire protection and rescue services to the citizens of Castlegar and area.
- Responds to fires, rescues, MVA/MVI, medical first responder, hazardous materials, building alarms, aircraft emergencies and all other emergency situations
- Performs year-round fire prevention activities, such as fire inspections and community fire safety education
- Volunteer efforts in support of community activities and charitable functions
Our team consists of the Fire Chief, two Deputy Fire Chiefs and two companies of paid-on-call officers and firefighters:
Sam Lattanzio, Fire Chief
Duane Monsen, Deputy Fire Chief
Nick Ahlefeld, Deputy Fire Chief
The Castlegar Fire Department works out of a centrally located fire hall that was built in 1999. This 14,000 square foot building includes an administration and dispatch area, kitchen/lounge facility, training room, weight room, training tower, workshop and serves as the City’s primary Emergency Operation Centre.
Our facility houses the following Apparatus:
- Emergency power backup generator for the fire hall and EOC
- Ladder 1, 100 foot platform with a 1750 IGPM pump
- Engine 1, with 1050 IGPM pump
- Engine 2, with 1050 IGPM pump
- Squad 1, First Response, Highway Rescue Unit
- HAZMAT Support Unit
- 3 Command Vehicles
- ETV, Emergency Transport Vehicle
- 2 Antique fire engines E-23 and E-52
In addition, the Castlegar Fire Department operates a satellite fire station which is located at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. CFD Station #2 is equipped with an Amertek aircraft response vehicle (Red 2), an ERAC Fire Suppression trailer and two 100 bed Emergency Social Services trailers (ESS).
Answer the Call
To learn more about how to become a Canadian volunteer firefighter, and for more information on City of Castlegar Fire Department and its employment opportunities, visit www.answerthecall.ca.
- City of Castlegar Emergency Pages
- Campsite Requirements and Burn Permit Information
- FireSmart Canada
- Put Yourself in Our Boots Campaign and Video
- Government of BC Fire Safety Website
- Government of BC Wildfire Information