Fire Rescue Services and Emergency Management

Vernon Fire Rescue Services has proudly been serving the citizens of Vernon for 129 years. 

Our Values

Our team values professionalism, compassion, courage, unity and strength. Through these values, we are proud to provide life safety services and leadership to our community.

Our Mission

Pride. Compassion. Courage. Community.

Our Vision

To be recognized as industry leaders in fire prevention, safety, response and recovery while working within a healthy, respectful, community-focused culture. We will achieve this by continuously developing capacity and ability within our department; developing service-focused programs; strengthening relationships with our community, with our leaders and with each other; fostering strong leadership and trust at every level and remaining grounded in our values.

Eight Year Strategic Plan 2018-2025

The VFRS Eight (8) Year Strategic Plan addresses key enablers for the provision of reliable and safe service which include a funded replacement schedule for fire apparatus, such as fire engines, tenders and a ladder truck; a life cycle replacement plan for equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus, ladders, personal protective equipment; the long term operation of the three fire halls; staffing and one time projects.


Vernon Fire Rescue Services in your community

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Vernon Fire Rescue Services will not be hosting station tours or completing Car Seat Inspections. 

If you would like to visit one of our fire stations, have the fire department attend your local community event, or have your car seat inspected please complete the appropriate form.

Request a Car Seat Check

Community Event Request

Station Tour Request Form

Please note that tours of the fire stations are only available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

The Era of Megafires

Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

For more information and updates, visit the Era of Megafires website:

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