Fernie Fire Rescue

The popular Fernie on Fire event, Fernie’s biggest bonfire of the year, is once again taking place this January 7, 2023.

Fernie on Fire originated in 2016, when former City Counsellor Dennis Schafer approached the fire department with the idea. He had seen a similar event out east and thought it would be a good fit for Fernie.

The RDEK is paying tribute to one of its long-time Fire Chiefs as he moves on to a new chapter in his fire services career.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Fire Fighters and local safety and service providers to learn how to keep your family safe when you recreate, work and relax in our beautiful region. Info booths and demos from: BCWildsafe, Bylaw Services, BCAS, Avalanche Canada, Search and Rescue, BC Hydro, Stars, ESS, Fire Department and more! Plus free bouncy castle and BBQ!

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Wondering what to do with that Christmas Tree? Fernie Fire Rescue is once again hosting the FERNIE on FIRE fundraiser and tree burning event on Saturday, January 5 at 5:30pm at the Fernie Aquatic Centre parking lot.

Fernie Fire Rescue, in partnership with Canadian Tire, are pleased to provide Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors for those in need. Fernie Fire Rescue will now have access to the dual detectors to provide to elderly and vulnerable persons who may need assistance with the financial cost of purchasing or installation of the combination detectors.