Non-Emergency 250-638-1466
    3128 Highway 16 East, Thornhill, BC
  • Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department
    Fire Chief Rick Boehm
  • Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department
    Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Lavigne
    Contact Thornhill Fire Chief Rick Boehm
    PO Box 149, Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0

Fire Protection

There are fire protected areas throughout the Regional District  with fire protection provided by:

Contracted Services with the District of New Hazelton and the Village of Hazelton for  the Rural Hazelton Area, including South Hazelton and Two Mile,

Dease Lake Fire Department;

Thornhill Fire Department:
            Station 1 - Thornhill,
            Station 2 - Lakelse Lake, and
            Station 3 - Gitaus.

Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department also has Mutual Aid Agreements with neighboring municipal Fire Departments including the City of Terrace and the District of Kitimat.

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Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department


Working With You to Keep Your Community Safe.

Thornhill Fire Department responds to both emergency and non-emergency incidents that includes more than fires. We respond to medical emergencies, teach fire prevention and fire safety courses.  Our ongoing public awareness and outreach promoting fire safety and education have reduced the number of dangerous fires overall.

The Thornhill Fire Department has one fire hall / training site located in Thornhill and two satellite fire halls located at Lakelse Lake and Gitaus.

Service Areas
  • Thornhill
  • Hwy 16 East of Thornhill to Chimdemash Creek
  • Hwy 37 South to the Hot Springs.
  • Brauns Island
  • North Terrace
  • New Remo
Fleet and Capacity
  • 3 Fire Engines for fire suppression, tools, water and crew,
  • 3 Water Tenders to move water to the fire as needed,
  • 1 Mobile Command Support Truck used in larger or longer  fire events
    • This unit acts as the command center with power generation, office work stations, communications, washroom and REHAB
  • 1 Ladder Truck that serves Thornhill and City of Terrace when needed at most commercial building fires
  • 3 Duty Vehicles
Firefighting Positions

Thornhill Fire Department is managed by two full time Chief positions and one part time Administration position.

Volunteer members are always welcome. 
Drop by anytime on weekdays between 9am and 4pm., talk with the daytime staff to tour the hall, learn more and pick up an application package.

Learn Fire Safety and Prevention
Report an Incident

Where Thornhill Fire responds, you can DIAL 9-1-1 to report:

  • A fire
  • A vehicle accident
  • Any other emergency

Dease Lake Fire Department

The Dease Lake Fire Department has two fire trucks and a committed group of members that meet and train on a regular basis.  

Contact the Fire Chief to learn more and apply.