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Fire Prevention

 

Overview 

The Fire Prevention Branch consists of four (4) members.  The Chief Fire Prevention Officer and three (3) inspectors.

We maintain a regular schedule of inspections for public buildings, a seniors smoke alarm program, as well as education programs to the public including:

  • Hazard house school presentations

  • Portable fire extinguisher training

  • Juvenile Fire Setters program

The Fire Prevention Branch conducts fire investigations to determine cause and origin of fires and when requested conducts fire safety inspections for licensed daycares.

  Manufactured Home Fire Safety

Prince George Fire Rescue Service has a brochure available for the owners of Manufactured Homes (Mobile Homes).  The brochure has tips on fire safety, home escape plans and even standards manufactured homes are required to meet if they were built after 1973.  To view this brochure click here.                                                                          

 

   

 The Hazard House

 

Prince George Fire Rescue Service has a great tool for teaching children about fire hazards in the home.  The Fire Prevention Branch uses this tool to educate children in our local schools.  It can also be used where ever young children ages 5 to 8 gather in our community.

 

 

 

Juvenile Firesetters Program

 

 

Prince George Fire Rescue Services offers a confidential program free of charge.  This program requires parental consent.  Click here for information on this program.

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

 

DID YOU KNOW?

CO is often called the silent killer because it is odorless, tasteless and undetectable. <

CO is produced anytime a fossil fuel is burned. Potential sources include gas or oil furnaces, water heaters, space heaters, clothes dryers, barbecue grills, fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, gas ovens, generators, and car exhaust fumes.

At high concentration levels CO can be fatal in minutes. Rapidly accumulating in the blood, CO binds to the hemoglobin in your bloodstream, which displaces the oxygen that cells need to function.

Click here to see more information on CO safety.

 

 

Fireworks Safety  

 

 

 

Every year there are people in BC who are seriously injured by fireworks.  The Office of the Fire Commissioner and Prince George Fire Rescue Service encourage people to enjoy public firework displays put on by trained personnel, rather than using consumer fireworks.  A copy of Consumer Fireworks Safety Tips can be found below in our documents section.

 

 

 

Fire Inspection Checklists

The City of Prince George has a municipal duty to provide for a regular system of inspection of hotels and public buildings.  The Fire Prevention Branch has the responsibility to ensure this obligation is met.  We often find that the property owner or owner's authorized agent are unsure of their responsibilities.  The property owner or owner's authorized agent are responsible for complying with the requirements of the BC Fire Code.  To assist the owners and their agents we have put together some 'checklists' which highlight some of the main concerns.  These checklists cover buildings which fall into the A, B, C, D and E occupancy classifications.  You will find these checklists in the "Documents" section below.

 

 

 

 

FAQs

 

Documents

Escape Planning


Fire and Safety Equipment


Fire Causes


Fireworks


Household Equipment


Occupancies


Outdoors


Permit Applications


Populations


Property Inspection Checklists


Public Education


Unintentional Injuries


Vehicles


 

 

 

Contact the Fire Prevention Branch

Full Name: Marcel Profeit
Job Title: Chief Fire Prevention Officer
Company: Prince George Fire Rescue Services / Fire Prevention Branch
Business Phone: 250.561.7667
E-mail Address: marcel.profeit@princegeorge.ca
Fax Number: 250.561.7703

Full Name: Stephen Feeney
Job Title: Captain
Company: Prince George Fire Rescue Services / Fire Prevention Branch
Business Phone: 250.561.7667
E-mail Address: steve.feeney@princegeorge.ca
Fax Number: 250.561.7703

Full Name: Robert Wiebe
Job Title: Captain
Company: Prince George Fire Rescue Services / Fire Prevention Branch
Business Phone: 250.561.7667
E-mail Address: rob.wiebe@princegeorge.ca
Fax Number: 250.561.7703

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