We are Fire Fighters & First responders
Our Mission is to Save Lives, minimize property loss and protect the environment.
We will actively participate in our communities, serve as role models, and strive for excellence while providing service in a safe manner.
The Yahk Kingsgate Volunteer Fire Department service area is located in the Regional District of Central Kootenay's in British Columbia.
All RDCK fire departments are operated on a volunteer basis, 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. In addition to providing fire protection, Regional District of Central Kootenay firefighters are well known for their strong contribution to specialty services such as Jaws of Life extrication, First Responder programs, confined space rescue, swift water and still water rescue. Yahk is on a major corridor for vehicle traffic and it now has a number of First Responders to help in MVI's as well as other emergency situations.
We greatly value our volunteers for giving so generously of their time to the service, their neighbours and their communities.
Click here for the Volunteer Fire Fighter application form [PDF - 916 KB].
We want you!
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Types of Calls
The Fire Department responds to the following types of calls:
Other Services We Provide
We are a 9-1-1 Region!
9-1-1 is the emergency telephone number for all residents of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. People of all ages need to know how and when to call 9-1-1 in case they ever need help . You can reach FIRE, POLICE and AMBULANCE services by dialing 9-1-1
When to Call:
1. To get help for someone who is hurt or very sick.
2. If you smell smoke or see a fire and your community has a fire department.
3. If you see someone stealing something or hurting someone.
4. If you need emergency help fast for any reason.
NEVER CALL 9-1-1 JUST TO SEE IF IT WORKS
NEVER CALL 9-1-1 FOR INFORMATION
AND NEVER CALL 9-1-1 AS A JOKE
THIS NUMBER IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY
How to Make an Emergency Call to 911:
1 . Stay calm. Don't get excited. Take a deep breath.
2. Dial 9-1-1 right away. Don't wait for someone else to make the call.
3. Tell the person who answers the phone exactly what is wrong, like this:
…my house is on fire.
…there just was a car accident in front of my house.
…someone just fell off a ladder and can't move.
…there's someone trying to break into my house.
4. Tell them the exact address where the emergency is. Be sure to give the FULL address, including your apartment number if you live in an apartment.
5. Tell them the phone number you are calling from. If you are not at the same address as the emergency, tell them the address where you are.
6. Tell them your name.
7. DO NOT HANG UP until the person on the telephone tells you to. They may need to ask you more questions to help the fire department, police or ambulance service find you. They will also tell you what to do until help arrives.
IS YOUR HOUSE NUMBER CLEARLY VISIBLE?