Fire Prevention

Smoke Alarms

A working smoke alarm doubles your chances of surviving a fire: learn how to protect yourself and your family!

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas that can kill: learn how to protect yourself and your family!

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Inspection Services

Training, Public Education, and Tours

Codes, Permits, and Bylaws

BC Fire Code

The BC Fire Code (BCFC) is a provincial regulation containing technical requirements for the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities and the design, construction and use of specific elements of facilities related to certain fire hazards, and protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings. The province is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes for free online.

BC Fire Code 2018

BC Building Code

The BC Building Code (BCBC) is a provincial regulation that governs how new construction, building alterations, repairs and demolitions are completed. This code establishes minimum requirements for safety, health, accessibility, fire and structural protection of buildings and energy and water efficiency. It applies throughout the province except for some federal lands and the City of Vancouver.

BC Building Code 2018

Sechelt Building Permits

Building permits are essential in protecting the property owner as well as the community by ensuring that new developments are in conformity with applicable regulations, local bylaws and the BC Building Code. Building permits are required for all new construction, alterations, additions, decks, pools, chimneys, house moves, temporary buildings/structures, demolitions, structural repair, renovations and accessory buildings.

District of Sechelt


Municipalities throughout BC benefit from having certified Fire Protection Technicians (RFPTs) at work. Even though not all municipalities have as yet introduced bylaws to require certified technicians, ASTTBC certified technicians are found in most areas of the province. These technicians and their employers believe professional certification adds credibility to their services. Learn more

District of Sechelt

Safety Tips from the NFPA
(National Fire Protection Association)

Safety Tips from the NFPA
(National Fire Protection Association)

Fun and Games (for the kids)

Kids, enjoy games and activities with Sparky the Fire Dog at

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