Fire Rescue

Fall image by Justa JeskovaThe 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.

Fuel thinning Projects

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is continuing its wildfire management program with two fuel thinning projects on 6.2 hectares above the Whistler Cemetery and 15 hectares above the Alpine Meadows subdivision starting in early October. Burning will occur under permitted conditions as directed by the province.

Debris Piles will also be burned in various areas throughout the Cheakamus Community Forest, Jane Lakes Forest Service Roads and the Wedge area over the next week. Crews will ensure the burns are conducted safely. 

 Fuel Thinning Projects

No fires allowed in Whistler without a Fire Permit

Apply for a 2017 Fire Permit.

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 FireSmart assessment. Photo credit: Mike Crane
FireSmart and Fire Prevention

There are many ways to protect your property, home and the Whistler community against the ignition and spread of fires.

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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