Fire Safety Education
The Sooke Fire Rescue Department has a dedicated team that is committed to providing critical life saving training to all residents and businesses within the community. Through a variety of programs, the members of Sooke Fire Rescue are available to train any age group and any occupation in the steps required to make your home or business safer from fire and other emergencies. All programs are offered free of charge to participants and include:
- Fire Extinguisher Training
- Fire Safety in the Workplace
- Fire Safety Training for Restaurant Owners and Employees
- Fire Safety for Seniors
- Fire Station Tours
- Annual Fire Safety Expo for Grade 3 and 4 students
- Fire Smart – Wildland Fire Safety Program
- Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program
After an emergency, Sooke Emergency Support Services volunteers are available to assist in a time of need. Whether it is one home affected by a fire or flood or an entire neighborhood threatened by a forest fire, ESS volunteers are trained and able to provide aid, comfort and basic needs to residents of the community through those first critical hours of a disaster. As part of Sooke’s Emergency Program, this volunteer group is a division of the Sooke Fire Rescue Department.
For further information or to book a training program or station tour contact the Sooke Fire Rescue Department at 250-642-5422.
WILDFIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
The BC Wildfire Service is a branch of the BC provincial government that manages wildfires outside of fire department jurisdictions on the South Coast of BC. They work closely with local fire departments, and have published several informational bulletins on how BC residents can stay informed about Wildfires that may impact them.