North Westside Fire Rescue

North Westside Fire Rescue
NWFRHall Stn 101

Sandbag and Sand Locations for RDCO electoral area residents

  • Sand (delivery June 19) and sandbags available at:
    • North Westside
      • Short’s Creek Station 102 - 7355 Westside Road North
    • Wilson’s Landing
      • Station 42 – 2396 Westside Road North
  • Sandbags available at:

    • North Westside 
      • Killiney Beach Station 101 - 514 Udell Road
    • Ellison
      • Station 61 - 4411 Old Vernon Road
    • Joe Rich
      • Station 51 - 11481 Highway 33 East
      • Station 52 - 6550 Goudie Road

Central Okanagan residents are encouraged to visit the Regional Emergency Program website www.cordemergency.ca and subscribe to receive email notification and information during any emergency situation.


No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

 

Mission Statement - 'The Willingness To Serve, The Courage To Act And The Ability To Perform'

About Us

The North Westside community is a rural area within the unincorporated Central Okanagan West Electoral Area accessed via Westside Road.  

The Fire District covers approximately 2,500 properties with an estimated 1,200 residents sparsely spread throughout a fire protection area of some 900 square kilometres.  It includes several neighbourhoods: Westshore Estates, Killiney Beach, Estamont, Valley of the Sun, Upper Fintry, Fintry, La Casa and Caesar's Landing.  (Fire Protection Area Map)

The forest makeup throughout the area is dominantly pine with the occasional pockets of fir, cedar, spruce and balsam. Its coniferous makeup includes alder, poplar and birch.

North Westside is served by three fire stations: the main hall and Administration office Station 101 on Udell Road; a second hall Station 102 on Westside Road and the third Station 103 just off Killiney Beach.  Each hall meets the Fire Underwriters’ Survey level of 3B qualifying surrounding residents and their properties for insurance discounts.

Contact Us

Administration office – Station 101 – 514 Udell Road, Killiney Beach

Non-emergency (250) 545-1195

Email: jason.satterthwaite@rdco.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/NorthWestsideFireRescue 

Fire Halls

Apparatus and Equipment

Recruitment

Fire Prevention

News and Events

  • Firefighters Society Receives Large Donation - July 2020

    Two Central Okanagan realtors have made a generous donation to their fire first responders. 

    Donna and Camille Steele of Royal LePage in Kelowna recently presented a cheque for $2,035 to the North Westside Fire Rescue Firefighters Society.

    Acting Deputy Chiefs Shawn Barnes and Graeme Headley and Lieutenant Nic Cantryn received the donation on behalf of the Society.

    Barnes, who is President of the Society says “the members of the fire department are extremely grateful for the substantial donation. It has even more significance as Donna’s family lives in one of the communities that we serve.  It means a lot to the department firefighters to know they are appreciated for their hard work.  They are dedicated to helping their neighbours and keeping them safe whenever duty calls.  The donation is timely and welcome as due to the ongoing pandemic, we aren’t able to hold the annual Firefighters Society fundraising community barbeque this year.” 
  • No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

  • 2019 Fundraising BBQ - Saturday, August 10th - 2pm - 8pm - amenities area of La Casa Cottage Resort  Thanks to everyone for once again supporting the Annual BBQ.  Your support and donations helped raise $18,000.00. 100% of this money goes back into the community. Past years fundraising helped by valuable firefighting equipment and support local events and groups. The firefighters would like to thank La Casa Resort for hosting the event and could not do it without their generous sponsors.  Thank you from All your North Westside Firefighters! \
  • Anyone interested in becoming a paid-on-call North Westside firefighter should call 250-545-1195 and leave their name, phone number and email address.  Potential recruits will be contacted.   Applications and recruitment information is also available for downloading and printing on the RDCO website www.regionaldistrict.com/firerecruit.

North Westside Fire Rescue Society

 

Outdoor Open Burning - 

No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

The outdoor burning season is regulated in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas in part by the Regional Fire Prevention and Regulations Bylaw No. 1066 and the Smoke Control Bylaw No. 773.  Member municipal governments have similar regulations, which empower local fire chiefs to determine the open burning season. 

  • Depending on the fire hazard, season normally runs October 1st to April 30th throughout the Central Okanagan.

  • Only eligible property owners with a permit from their local fire authority will be allowed to burn after also ensuring compliance with the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation and after phoning the Open Burning Hotline 1-855-262-2876 which will tell them whether venting and air quality permit burning that day.  On a day that burning is allowed, it's recommended burning begin later in the morning, as venting conditions are usually better after 10:00am.

Current Open Burning Status - 

No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

Before ignitng any burn pile, residents with a valid permit from their local fire department are responsible to ensure their compliance with the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation.  They are required to check the air quality conditions on the day that they want to burn. Conditions are updated daily at 8:00 am by calling 1-855-262-BURN (2876).

 

 

 
 
 
Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@rdco.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)