The primary mission of any fire department is providing suppression abilities to combat any type of fire that may occur. The Sooke Fire Rescue Department is no exception. All Sooke firefighters are trained to the guidelines of the Justice Institute of BC to meet Provincial Standards. From small garbage can fires, to forest fires, to large fires in a commercial building, Sooke Fire Rescue is prepared and equipped to deal with nearly any emergency.
In the event of a very large fire that exceeds our capabilities, neighboring fire departments can be called on to assist through our mutual aid agreements. This allows fire equipment and personnel to respond outside the municipal boundaries to assist whenever the need is there.
Responding from two modern fire stations, Sooke firefighters operate two fully equipped structural pumpers, a large 109 foot ladder/pumper truck combination unit and a wildland fire suppression unit. Additional equipment includes a 1400-gallon water tender truck for areas without fire hydrants. An additional pumper truck is kept in reserve as a back up unit when a truck may be down due to maintenance or mechanical problems.