For emergencies, call:  911

For non-emergencies, call: 250-478-8321

Current Fire Rating:  LOW

Residential use of a manufactured Outdoor Burning Appliance is permitted in Colwood from Dawn until 10:00 p.m. 

All other Open Burning is prohibited as per Colwood Outdoor Burning Restriction and Regulation Bylaw No. 931, 2007.   

Colwood’s Fire Department has been protecting Colwood residents since 1946 – we are the Westshore’s longest serving fire department.

Colwood is well served by 40 dedicated and experienced fire fighters who care passionately about their community. All of our 8 career firefighters and 32 volunteer members are dedicated fire suppression and rescue professionals trained and certified under the British Columbia firefighters training program.

The Fire Department provides key public safety services:

  • Emergency Fire Rescue Response

  • Fire Prevention/Education

  • Fire Safety Inspections

  • Firefighter Training

  • Fleet Maintenance

  • Administration

Contact Us

Colwood Fire Department
3215 Metchosin Road
Colwood, BC  V9C 2A4
Phone: 250-478-8321
Fax: 250-478-8032
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Fire Chief – Kerry C. Smith
Phone: 250-478-8321