Fire Department

The Hedley Fire Department is an organization providing public safety services to the residents of Hedley and the Upper Similkameen Indian Band. Its mission is the protection and preservation of life and property for the people it serves. It is committed to doing so through the provision of quality cost effective services in the areas of fire suppression and emergency First Responder / Medical Assist services. Hedley is now a recognized Fire Smart Community.

May 5, 2023 update fire permit information

More information here can be found here.

Fire department news, April 2023

WASP kits for sale for $175. Please contact the HID via email or via phone at 250-292-8637 (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) for more information.

Fire department news, January 2023

On behalf of the Fire Department, a reminder no backyard burning of any material other than raw wood. Any other material requires permission under the Environmental Management Act. Read the Fire Permit Provisions.


Join the Department

The Hedley Fire Department was established in 1912 and is staffed by a dedicated team of local men and women. The department has a 2010 Pierce Pumper, a 1973 Pierreville Pumper and a Responder/Command Unit Van.

Joining our department is a good way to obtain training, build a resume, make a little money and contribute to the community.  Programs available to our members include first aid certificates, First Responder certification, Driver/Pump Operator training and Basic Firefighter training. There are also opportunities to attend other types of training programs such as Strategies & Tactics, Incident Safety and Car Fire Tactics, to name but a few.

If you are interested in joining the Hedley Fire Department, come on out to a practice to meet us and see what we do. Practices are held each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 at the Fire Hall next to the HID office. The HID is in need of more Volunteers and First Responders.

Click here to download an application form.

2021 Officers

Bill Rube, Chief

Michael South, Deputy  Chief

Training Officer

Safety Officer

Click here to send a non-emergency email to the Hedley Fire Department.