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.

Drafting from Sakwi Creek
Running the pump
Filling the portable water tank
Engine 1 attending wires down on Hemlock Valley Rd.
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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.

Protect yourself and your family by being evacuation prepared – register with ERA.

What is ERA?

The Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool is a new digital platform for Emergency Support Services.  The ERA is designed to increase the efficiency and speed of service delivery for evacuees across the province. This is part of BC’s Emergency Management and Climate Readiness program that you can read more about HERE. Remember that your registration will be linked first to your primary residence.

To be eligible for an Interac e-Transfer, people must log in to ERA online with their BC Services Card app and register.

The BC Services Card app is a safe, quick and easy way to log in to a website. It is digital ID to prove who you are online. Want to learn more? Check it out here.

Ready to download the BC Services Card app today?


The BC Wildfire Service mobile App is here!

The BC Wildfire Service mobile app is available for Apple (IOS) and Android devices and is free to download in the
App Store and Google Play.

The official app allows near real-time wildfire information to be viewed directly on
mobile devices that complements the BC Wildfire Service’s website and social media

Features include:
• Advisories (Evacuation Orders/Alerts and Fire Bans/Restrictions)
• Current Wildfire Statistics
• Wildfire Learning
• Latest News
• “Report a Fire” Functionality
• Notifications
• Interactive Wildfire Map

Download the BC Wildfire Service Mobile App here!

Wildfire risk reduction is a big deal.

Learn more about what we can do on Crown Land and what you can do on your land.

We have to stop believing that thick, dense conifer forests are normal; that this is what a healthy forest looks like.

Check out BC FireSmart HERE to learn more.

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?

One answer could be to download the third party app…

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 an easy 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.


Another answer could be to use what’s already on your phone…

Share your location using your iPhone, or Android device.

Stay safe BEFORE you head out on that hike, or when you’re driving over new terrain, or when you’re going out on that first date. Learn how to change your phone’s settings so that the contacts you choose can keep track of you for a predetermined amount of time.

Over 80% of 911 calls are coming from mobile phones. Find out how to share your location in an emergency HERE

Get Involved


Check for any Resource Road Notices and Alerts for Hemlock Valley and surrounding area HERE.

An updated and detailed breakdown of fires burning in the province.

News and Announcements

Casino Night Thank you!

The Casino Night was a success with over $8,000 raised and a great time had by many!  Fire Chief Ken would like to thank everyone who attended.  The funds will go to much needed equipment for the Fire Hall and its volunteers.   To view Fire Chief Ken’s letter, please click here:  casino night thank you

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H.E.L.P. Update

The Hemlock Emergency Lookout Program (HELP) Emergency Response Guide is now available for public consumption on hvha.ca!

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