Fire Rescue

The Whistler Fire Rescue Service (WFRS) is dedicated to promoting fire and life safety throughout the resort community, as well as effectively mitigating problems when they occur. Fires are not alllowed in Whistler without a Fire Permit.

Wildfires will happen in Whistler.

Learn how to FireSmart your property. Find out more from the Whistler firefighters on one of the following dates:

  • April 26: Creekside Market, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • April 26: Nesters Market, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • April 27: Nesters Market, 4:40 to 5:50 p.m.
  • April 27: Nesters Market, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • April 29: Rainbow Plaza, 2 to 3 p.m.

2018 Recruitment

We are now accepting applications for Paid On Call Firefighters.

Recruitment Information and Applications

Garden Debris Burning Permitted April 28 - May 13, 2018

Homeowners can safely burn their garden debris for two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall by obtaining a free permit from Whistler Fire Rescue Service. 

Apply for a 2018 Fire Permit  Fuel Thinning Project Information 

Wildfire prevention
Fire Danger Rating and Prevention

Campfires are not permitted in Whistler when the forest fire hazard rating is HIGH or EXTREME. Permits are require for campfires or garden debris burning.

RMOW Fire Smart assessment. Photo credit: Mike Crane
Fire Smart Program and Fire Prevention

There are many ways to protect your property, home and the Whistler community against the ignition and spread of fires.For more information contact the FireSmart Coordinator:

Whistler Fire Rescue Service. Photo credit: Mike Crane
About Whistler Fire Rescue Service

Whistler Fire Rescue Service focuses on education, prevention, and effective emergency response.

Whistler Fire Rescue Service photo credit: Mike Crane
Fire Permits and Regulations

More often than not, the best way to prevent a fire is to stop it from starting. Whistler has fire regulations to keep the community fire-free.

BC Wildfire forest fire
Report Fires

Report all fires in Whistler immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Report fires outside of Whistler to the BC Wildfire Service at  

1-800-663-5555 or *5555 toll-free on most cell networks.




For emergencies, dial 911.

Non-emergency contact:
Whistler Fire Rescue Service
4325 Blackcomb Way
Office hours Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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