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Fire Division


Yellowknife Fire Division Crest


City of Yellowknife
General Inquiries
City Hall
4807 - 52 Street
P.O. Box 580
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4
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P: (867) 920-5600
F: (867) 920-5649
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Fire Chief
P. (867) 766-5501
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Deputy Fire Chief Operations
P. (867) 766-5504
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Established in 1943, the Yellowknife Fire Division provides the residents of Yellowknife and the surrounding areas, with important fire and emergency response services. With a commitment to continued education and training, the Fire Division responds to approximately 3800 calls per year (most of which being emergency medical responses), and have an average response time of less than 5 minutes!


Fire Prevention Week

This year's open house will be completely geared towards fire prevention and life safety. Over a dozen tables will be set up in a trade show like style with a variety of burned home appliances featuring information about all the fire hazards that go along with it. Bring a pencil and a pen, this year's open house features a ton of information to help keep you and your loved ones safe!

Check out our recruitment table, and kids can have a photo opportunity with Sparky the Dog in front of our new Ladder truck.

Refreshments from Javaroma and treats and a bouncy castle for the kids will be provided. 

A water vs. grease fire demonstration outside on the tarmac will be at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm so that people who missed it can see the incredible devastation that these 2 mixed together cause.

People can enter our grand prize draw to win a complete home fire safety makeover courtesy of YKFD and Fire Prevention Services valued at over $500.


Services Provided

Services Provided

  • Public Education
  • Fire Inspections
  • Emergency Medical Response (trained to offer Basic Life Support)
  • Fire Response
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response (trained to Operations Level)
  • Rescue
    • Water and Ice Rescue
    • Confined Space Rescue
    • Mechanical Entrapment Rescue
    • * Cannot do High-Angle Rescues
Quick Facts
  • Department consists of:
    • One Fire Chief
    • Three Deputy Chiefs
    • 24 Full-time positions, including Four Lieutenants
    • 15 Paid-on-Call positions
  • Full-time firefighters work in a four person platoon system, consisting of six staff each
  • Paid-on-Call firefighters respond to fire and rescue calls when additional help is needed
  • Shift schedules consist of two days on shift, two nights on shift, and four days off
  • The day shifts are 10 hours long, while the night shifts are 14 hours long
Fire Division Master Plan
 Fire Division Master Plan
Departmental Statistics