About us

Esquimalt Fire Rescue provides the following services to the Township of Esquimalt:

  • Public education
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Fire investigation
  • Rescue
  • Confined space rescue
  • Medical aid, including spinal and automatic external defibrillation
  • Hazardous materials handling

Fire station

Esquimalt Fire Rescue is located at #101-1151 Esquimalt Road. 

The Township of Esquimalt has purchased land, now used for parking, to begin the process of constructing a new public safety building. This property is next to and north of the existing facility, facing Esquimalt Road. The current building will eventually be removed and the new building constructed under its footprint.

Career opportunities

Please visit the main employment section of the website for current Fire Department opportunities.

See the most recent Esquimalt and IAFF Local 4264 Collective Agreement: 2022-2022

Strategic planning

Read the 2022-2026 Esquimalt Fire Rescue strategic plan.

Fire department history

A joint Fire-Police Department existed in the Township of Esquimalt from the time of incorporation in 1912 until 2002.

In 2003, a stand-alone fire department was formed in Esquimalt and policing in Esquimalt was merged with the Victoria Police Department.

For more information download:
•    Fire Department history 1912-2003 
•    Historical events