Creston Fire and Rescue has 30 plus members who have many years of fire rescue experience. The department is comprised of a full time Fire Chief and a full time Deputy Fire Chief, with the rest of the members providing a paid on-call service.
The fire department responds to approximately 200 calls per year, with 209 incidents in 2007 ranging from fires, false alarms, open burning complaints to rescue responses.
The fire rescue personnel are active in the community providing support for local organizations, fundraising for rescue equipment, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and other community endeavors.
Creston Fire Rescue provides fire protection services to the municipal boundaries of Creston and fire protection services through contract to portions of Regional District Central Kootenay Area B (Erickson) and portions of Area C (west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 3 junction).
Creston Fire Rescue is operated by the Town of Creston under the authority of the Town administration and Town Council through Town of Creston Bylaw No. 1674 - 2008. Contained within this bylaw is the legal estabilishment of a Fire Department for the purpose of providing a municipal fire protection service, defining the services provided by the fire department and municipal burning regulations.
New and existing residents are encouraged to review the various web pages on this site to familiarize themselves with burning regulations and fire safety tips.
Creston Fire Rescue is located at 200 - 10th Avenue N. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except statutory holidays.