The District of Lillooet is NOT currently under an Evacuation Alert or Order. Visit our Wildfire page for important information and links.
(250) 256-4289


The District of Lillooet is located at the confluence of the Fraser River and Seton River, in the north part of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. Established in the 1900’s the Lillooet Fire Department provides fire services to approximately 1,300 properties with a population of an estimated 2,500 citizens. The Lillooet Fire Department also provides fire protection to our neighbouring First Nations communities T’it’q’et and Sekw’el’was. The municipality’s coverage area is shown below in the darker red and the pink area represents our neighbouring first nation’s fire protection areas.

Our municipal boundary covering an area of approximately 30 km², is made up of a complexed configuration of urban and rural development and rugged wildland urban interface areas. Nestled in this beautiful part of British Columbia brings some challenges in providing fire protection. The proud men and women of the Lillooet Fire Department are always up for these challenges.

Fire Chief’s Message

“Professionally Staffed By Volunteers”

It is truly an honour to serve the community that I have called home for over forty nine years. Since my early days as a firefighter to my current role – serving others is my true passion. I greatly appreciate and give thanks to the dedication and professionalism that the young men and women of the LFD show whether it is responding to an emergency, training or educating the public, these are truly your community heroes.

Our goal in this website is to provide our citizens and visitors to our community a useful and informative website to find information on our services and on fire prevention issues. I encourage you to visit our website from time to time to see how we are progressing. In closing I would like to thank our community for your continued support.


Darren Oike,
Fire Chief / Emergency Program Coordinator

Lillooet’s Fire History

“Coming Soon”


The Lillooet Fire Department is established through a District Bylaw in which Mayor and Council sets the services that are to be provided to the community and our visitors. These services consist of:

  • Fire Suppression – Structural, Vehicle, Wildland, Aircraft
  • Rescue and Safety – Hazardous material spills, industrial, commercial and farm accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, fire safety equipment alarms, downed power lines
  • Medical Assistance – Assisting the BC Ambulance service with medical calls i.e. heart attacks, collapses and other trauma incidents
  • Fire Investigation – Determine fire origin and cause
  • Fire Prevention – Code and bylaw enforcement, public building inspections
  • Public Education – Fire safety lectures for schools, business, clubs and associations, fire extinguisher training and fire hall tours.
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention – Intervention and support for juveniles and their guardians

Values, Vision & Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lillooet Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of our citizens and visitors we serve, by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, medical emergencies and disasters or any other event which may threaten the public welfare.

Vision Statement

To be recognized by our community and employees as:

  • a model of excellence in providing services through education, prevention and mitigation;
  • a department that is synonymous with the term ‘leadership’;
  • a department that fosters an environment of involvement, trust and cohesion;
  • a department responsive to the needs and concerns of the community

Guiding Principles

We believe we exist to help people,

  • with respect for all people;
  • that people are our most important asset;
  • that continuous improvement is accomplished one step at a time;
  • and to do what is best for the people we protect.

Department Values

  • Service to the Community
  • Dedication
  • Teamwork
  • Positive Work Environment



Annual Report

“Coming Soon”

Firefighter Recruitment


The Lillooet Fire Department is seeking community minded individuals, male and female who are looking for a rewarding experience in serving their community.

What are the requirements?

• Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
• Have a positive attitude
• Must be able to work in a team environment,
• Eager to learn and train in the fire services field

The Lillooet Fire Department will provide training to the successful applicants, so fire department training and experience is not necessary.

The job of a firefighter demands physical fitness and a healthy life style. Successful applicants will be required to pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test, (CPAT) in order to demonstrate that he or she is able to perform the minimum physical tasks required to be a firefighter.

Junior Firefighter program
The Lillooet Fire Department is also seeking youths, male and female to participate in our Junior Firefighter program. The goal of the program is to introduce our youth to the volunteer fire service. The program also provides training, knowledge and experience that could applied to post-secondary education should the individual choose a career in the firefighting industry.
What are the requirements?

• Must be between the age of 16 to 18 years of age
• Have a positive attitude
• Must be able to work in a team environment,
• Eager to learn and train in the fire services field

To apply please click on the link below fill out the application and click on the “Submit” button to forward your application on to the department.
If you have any questions please contact:
Darren Oike, Fire Chief

Cell: (250) 256-4289


Volunteer Application

The Lillooet Fire Department is a proud supporter of the  Answer the Call program.  Originally developed by the Alberta Association of Fire Chiefs and now supported by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs to take the program nationwide.  The purpose of this program is to celebrate the contributions of the volunteer firefighters and to inspire others to join them and bolster the ranks of volunteer firefighters across  Canada.

For more information click on the link below and watch the video, thank you for your support.