Hemlock Valley Volunteer Fire Department

In the event of an emergency, call 911

For a medical emergency, request Hemlock Valley Fire first. We're in the village and here to help in minutes.

Community Safety

Our volunteers serve Hemlock citizens and visitors with emergency responses to fire suppression, medical aid and motor vehicle incidents.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit the BC Wildfire Service and the BC Government website.

First Responders

More than a fire service, our members are professionally trained, certified and licensed First-Responders.

Alertable is an emergency notification system that enables the FVRD to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events.

If you get lost in the hills, suffer an injury off the beaten path or you get stranded somewhere along Hemlock Valley Road; how will emergency services find you quickly?

The answer is…

what3words is an app that has divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each of those squares a unique combination of three words.

It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. When there are no addresses and no street signs. When there are no streets! You can share your exact whereabouts with a 911 operator using what3words. This will enable emergency services to find and help you, fast.

How to apply:


    1. Download and print the membership application form. Fill in the form and mail or drop off in person to the FVRD office in Chilliwack.
    2. You will need to give permission for a Criminal Record Check. Once you have the application completed, present it in person to your local police detachment. Be sure to take proper ID with you. The results will be delivered to the FVRD.
    3. Obtain a driver’s abstract from ICBC. Or call; 1-800-950-1498. You can request they fax the abstract to FVRD at 604-702-5480
    4. You will receive a phone call and/or email once you’ve been approved. Check with the Fire Chief or Deputy Chief periodically, as you may be able to attend training sessions while awaiting final approval.
    5. Once you have been approved you will be required to fill in a members information form and submit it to the FVRD for Work Safe BC and Medical coverage.

Since its inception in 1985 and its official opening in 1986, the men and women of the Hemlock Valley Volunteer Fire Department have devoted their time and expertise to protecting and preserving life and property in the village.

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News and Announcements

Hemlock Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program

HELP is in your community. But, not without you! The Hemlock Valley Homeowners Association, Sasquatch Mountain Resort and the Hemlock Valley Volunteer Fire Department want to build the village’s first community-led emergency support service, known as a Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP). On the mountain, it has been dubbed the Hemlock Emergency Lookout Program (HELP)

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FVRD FireSmart Wood Chipper Event

Our local FireSmart Coordinator for the Fraser Valley Regional District has organized a wood chipping program for Hemlock Valley in an effort to help Hemlock Valley Homeowners make their properties safer from wildfires by clearing nearby vegetation and trimming tree branches. The plan is for a chip truck and chipper to drive the roads of

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Hemlock Valley Neighbourhood FireSmart Assessment

The Fraser Valley Regional District budgeted funds to complete independent FireSmart assessments on some individual communities in 2022. Its aim is to provide an effective management approach for preserving wildland living aesthetics within the FVRD while reducing community ignition potential and subsequent spread of fire during a wildland urban interface fire.  In Area C, Hemlock

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