Fire Department

The Burns Lake Fire Hall is located next to the Village Office at #15 Third Avenue. The Burns Lake Fire and Rescue Department is comprised of a full-time Fire Chief approximately 30 paid on-call members dedicated to delivering fire protection services to the Village of Burns Lake.

Firefighters in Burns Lake respond to various incidents such as structural, wildland and vehicle fires, water/ice rescues, vehicle extrications, land search and rescues, carbon monoxide and fire alarm calls, as well as medical aid calls.

Firefighter training, overseen by Deputy Fire Chief Jason Blackwell, ensures that firefighters develop and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to operate equipment, perform firefighting, rescue, and hazardous materials operations and respond to medical aid calls. Firefighters also receive special training in advanced First Aid and Defibrillation.

The Fire Department also conducts fire safety inspections of all types of occupancies. Fire Fighters also respond to and resolve citizen complaints and concerns regarding fire safety and are very active in public education. As part of the public education program, inspectors conduct training sessions to increase awareness and demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers, fire evacuation, and other fire safety issues.

For any large outdoor burning, please contact Rob Krause, Director of Protective Services. Be sure to check out our fire safety tips.


Non-emergency Contact Numbers

Fire Chief                             250-692-7587

Email:                                  rkrause@burnslake.ca


In case of a wildfire, contact the Ministry of Forests, Protection Branch:

  • Call toll free 1‑800‑663‑5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.
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