Mission Statement

"The Agassiz Fire Department is committed to the safety of our community, by the delivery of public education, fire suppression and rescue services as required. As dedicated Fire/Rescue Emergency Responsers, we will aim to provide the public with a rapid response to fires and rescues and assist with medical emergencies through the First Responder Program to the best of our abilities"

2015 Agassiz Fire Department Charity Golf Classic

We are seeking for your support as a prize donor for the Agassiz Fire Department Charity Golf Classic to benefit our local RCMP Victim Assistance Program and including other charities such as BC Children's Hospital, BC Honor House Society and Heart & Stroke. Each year, we strive to surpass funds raised in the previous year and we hope to succeed again in 2015. Each year has been a sellout for golfers attending the event and at last year's event we raised over $11,800. This 18 hole event will be held on Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Sandpiper Golf Course. The continuous success of our annual event that brings awareness to these charities, we will need your continued support.

We are also looking to have individual golf hole sponsorship opportunities for $150/ hole including signage. There are also sponsorship opportunities for hole-in-one sponsors and some silent auction items to raise funds for our supported charities. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact the Fire Chief, Wayne Dyer at 604-796-2614 or by e-mail at chiefdyer@shaw.ca

Large Diameter Hose Lay Accreditation

The Agassiz Fire Rescue has been accreditated by the Fire Underwriters Survey for the delivery of Large Diameter Hose Lay and is the first fire department in Canada to receive this accreditation.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

District of Kent Firehall & EOC Center

Grand Opening of the Fire Hall on Industrial Drive in Agassiz took place on January 17th, 2009.

Burning Regulation

All residents and property owners are advised that burning permits are required at all times for outdoor burning, including industrial and land clearing purposes. Burning purposes are subject to the provisions of the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation of the Province of B.C. Before you light a fire to burn debris, ensure that you have reduced, reused, and recycled as much as the material as possible.

If you are planning to burn prohibited materials please contact the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection at 1-604-582-5200 to apply for a permit. Before burning, you must ensure that atmospheric conditions (venting) are appropriate for smoke dispersal and that a temporary burning ban has not been imposed by the Regional Waste Manager. The Ventilation Index and burn ban information is available at 1-604-582-5338 (weekdays) and at 1-900-565-5000 (weekends).

Outdoor burning is allowed ONLY in rural areas, providing an approved burning permit has been purchased from the District of Kent Municipal Hall and the Ministry of Environment Ventilation Index has been checked. Check the local newspaper for further details or visit the District of Kent website.

Please note that the Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner must sign all burning permits in the District. Residents must apply at the Municipal Hall at least one week prior to burning to allow sufficient time to process the permit. Once this is approved, it will be mailed out to the applicant; therefore, please plan ahead of time to avoid delays.



Bylaw 1381 - Fireworks Regulations and Prohibition

Bylaw 1448 - Fire Prevention and Protection Regulation

Bylaw 1449 - False Alarms

Bylaw 1450 - Agassiz Fire Department

Bylaw 1452 - Water Regulation and Rates, Amendment 1452.01



Fire Services Act - RSBC 1996 - Chapter 144


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