Fire Department

Oliver Fire & Rescue

Oliver Fire‐Rescue is a volunteer fire department serving the Town of Oliver, Oliver Rural Fire Protection District and Osoyoos  Indian Band (with extrication services are provided to Mount Baldy and Willowbrook areas.  The officer core consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, and four Captains, also an A-Training Captain who leads a training team of five members who have all taken the Fire Instructor course.

The Department has a 33 A-list members who are active, with 10 B-list members who are former members who have retired but may be called on to assist larger or extended calls.

Visit the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department website.


The south Okanagan valley often experiences weather systems called inversions.  An inversion makes the airshed susceptible to the build up of air contaminants that impact human health, visibility, and the environment.  During the permitted burn period authorized properties MUST confirm that burning is allowed on that day by checking the Air Quality and Venting Index.  To view today’s Venting Index click here

Open burning is not permitted within the Town of Oliver boundaries.  Approved cooking stoves with flames less than 15 cm are allowed.  Gas flame and briquettes are also permitted.

Open burning in the rural area is not permitted April 15 to October 15 each year. 

Burning Requirements Fact Sheet

To register to be a FireSmart Community click here

  • Hold a FireSmart information session with your neighbours. Reach out to your local fire department and invite them to introduce FireSmart to community members. Ask each resident to make one FireSmart commitment and then hold a follow-up meeting to see how everyone is doing!
  • Hold a FireSmart work bee – invite local residents to roll up their sleeves and clean up dead and downed woody debris surrounding the community.
  • Hold a FireSmart chipping event – invite local residents to clean up vegetation on their properties and haul it to the end of their driveway for pick up and chipping.
  • Invite the local fire department to come and help conduct FireSmart structure and site hazard assessments. Ask residents to commit to one action item on their property and then hold a contest with a prize to the most active community member.
  • Work collectively with your neighbours to make sure that every house in your neighbourhood has eaves that are clean and free of debris! Celebrate these activities with a community BBQ after!

Visit the FireSmart website to learn more about applicant eligibility guidelines and the application process.

There are many tips on the FireSmart website that can help your resident mitigate their property, lots of great tools and videos on the BC and Canada Fire Smart page.

FireSmart is a shared responsibility. With a few simple steps you can contribute to increasing your property, neighbourhood and community resiliency to wildfire. For more information, please visit FireSmart BC online:

Fire Smart Community Reports:

The reports provide suggestions to help reduce the risk of wildfire around private property including removing flammable material under decks, clearing away ladder fuels such as cedar hedges, and cleaning debris from gutters. Reports are available for Morningstar Road and Eveningstar Crescent.

Fire Seminar Training

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Upcoming Events

  1. Regular Open Council Meeting

    December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Christmas Day

    December 25
  3. Town Hall Closed

    December 26 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 11:30 pm
  4. New Year’s Day

    January 1, 2022
  5. Regular Open Council Meeting

    January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm