Public Safety 

Christina Lake Fire & Rescue

Christina Lake Fire and Rescue operates out of one hall at the south end of Christina Lake on Swanson Road and provides services to Electoral Area ‘C’/Christina Lake.

Types of Calls

  • Fire protection and suppression to the Christina Lake area including Fife, Cascade and the Ponderosa areas
  • First Responder medical emergency calls throughout Area ‘C’
  • Response to motor vehicle accidents and emergency incidents
  • Extrication from vehicles using the ‘jaws of life’
  • Rescue operations from land or water

Other Services We Provide

  • Fire prevention service on request
  • Fire inspection services on request or when required by law
  • Fire investigation/cause determination as required
  • Community Support in any emergency situation
  • Emergency planning

Who We Are
Christina Lake Fire and Rescue was formed in the 1940s as a group of volunteer citizens and in 1990, Christina Lake Fire and Rescue re-organized and now reports to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. We respond to an average of 100 emergency calls a year.

We are comprised of 25 paid on-call members. The Fire Chief reports to the RDKB Board of Directors and the Christina Lake Fire Department Society. The Deputy Chief, under direction from the Fire Chief, is in charge of training and supervises four captains – one of whom is the Department’s Safety Officer.

The Christina Lake Fire Department Society’s mandate is to support the fire department by actively raising funds. The Society also supports many organizations in the community, particularly those involving youth. Members sponsor Scouting and Guiding, various youth groups, and provide a scholarship for graduating high school students. The Society is also involved in organizing and supporting community events such as the annual fireworks display and the Christmas Hamper program.

We operate with 3 engines, 1 tender, 2 rescue and 1 command vehicle.

Join the Christina Lake Fire and Rescue Team

Interested in joining Christina Lake Fire and Rescue? Please apply in writing to the Fire Chief. You must be 19+ years of age, in good health and physical condition. Candidates will undergo a suitability interview.

For more information on employment, contact:
Joe Geary, Fire Chief
Fire Hall: 250.447.6611
Cell Phone: 250.444.0553 (non-emergency)