Fire Department

Mission Statement
Putting people first with pride, honour and integrity.  

The members of Creston Fire Rescue are committed to:
  • A safe, healthy, respectful and inclusive workplace;
  • Serving the public with skill, care and professionalism;
  • Acting with dedication, commitment and honesty; and,
  • Striving to be better.

About the Department

Creston Fire and Rescue has 30 plus members who have many years of fire rescue experience.  The department is comprised of a full time Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Service Support Supervisor with the rest of the members providing a paid on-call service.  The Fire Department operates a work experience program with five firefighters from across Canada which live and work at the fire station.

The fire department responds to over 500 incidents per year, ranging from fires, false alarms, open burning complaints, rescue and medical responses.

The fire rescue personnel are active in the community providing support for local organizations, fundraising for rescue equipment, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and other community endeavors.

Creston Fire Rescue provides fire protection services to the municipal boundaries of Creston and fire protection services through contract to portions of Regional District Central Kootenay Area B (Erickson) and Area C such as West Creston.  Additionally, the fire department has an automatic aid agreement with Canyon - Lister and Wynndel - Lakeview Fire Departments.

Creston Fire Rescue is operated by the Town of Creston under the authority of the Town administration and Town Council through Fire Services Bylaw No. 1774, 2011.  Contained within this bylaw is the legal establishment of a Fire Department for the purpose of providing a municipal fire protection service, defining the services provided by the fire department and municipal burning regulations.

New and existing residents are encouraged to review the various web pages on this site to familiarize themselves with burning regulations and fire safety tips.

Creston Fire Rescue

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (except statutory holidays)
  • 1505 Cook St, Creston, BC V0B 1G4
  • P:  250-428-4321