Ucluelet Volunteer FireBrigade (UVFB)
The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade (UVFB) was formed in 1949. Services provided include:
- Fire suppression;
- Medical First Responder;
- Road Rescue;
- Fire Safety Inspections; and
- Fire Investigations.
The firehall is centrally located at 1520 Peninsula Rd. The UVFB responds to an average of 150 calls each year.
We provide service in Ucluelet, and through service agreements with Electoral "Area C" of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, the Pacific Rim Highway (BC Highway 4), Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Long Beach Airport, and Ucluelet First Nation. We have an automatic aid agreement with the District of Tofino for structure fires.
The UVFB has 26 dedicated members, which consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, 3 Captains, 2 Lieutenants and 19 Firefighters. Members train every Tuesday evening and on weekends, as necessary.
The UVFB trains to the Full-Service Level of the “Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook”. Ten members are certified to National Fire Protection Association 1001, Level 2.
The UVFB has two engines, one rescue truck with compressed air foam system, one quad all-terrain vehicle, one UTV equipped for patient rescue / extrication / transportation, and one four-wheel drive command vehicle.
Fire Inspection Guidelines
The District of Ucluelet is dedicated to making the safety of our residents and visitors our priority. As such, all businesses and public buildings are required to undergo regular fire safety inspections.
Some of the items that are checked during fire safety inspections include:
- Is the civic address visible?
- Is there unobstructed access for fire department vehicles?
- Are fire extinguishers current with maintenance and servicing?
- Are exit corridors maintained clean and free of all obstructions and fire hazards??
- Are fire exit doors installed and functioning properly?
- Are exit signs illuminated?
- Is emergency lighting functioning as required?
- Are all commercial cooking equipment and suppression systems compliant with the BC Fire Code?
- Are fire department connections visible, clear of obstructions, with caps installed?
- Are there any electrical issues that would increase the risk of fire?
- Are flammable liquids stored appropriately?
- Is the Fire Safety Plan up to date?
- Are all service rooms kept tidy and free from accumulation of combustible materials?