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 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
- 3 Command Vehicles
- ETV, Emergency Transport Vehicle
- 2 Antique fire engines E 23 and E 52
In addition, a satellite fire station located at the West Kootenay Regional Airport is equipped with an Amertek aircraft response vehicle (Red 2), an emergency spill response trailer and a 100 bed Emergency Social Services trailer (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.