The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is responsible for the prevention and suppression of fires; the mitigation of the effects of dangerous goods incidents; assisting in the rescue of people from potentially dangerous situations; and assisting with medical emergencies.
Career fire fighters are assisted by auxiliary fire fighters who are paged when required. Fire Halls 1 and 2 are staffed with career fire fighters only, Fire Hall 6 is staffed with both career and auxiliary fire fighters and the remaining four Fire Halls are staffed by auxiliary fire fighters only.
Career fire fighters operate out of Fire Hall 1, responding with two Engines, and Fire Hall 2 and Fire Hall 6, with one Engine each. The career staffing at Fire Hall 1, 2 and 6 enables the Fire Rescue Service to provide 24-hour year-round emergency response capabilities for fires, rescues, and other emergencies.
The Fire Rescue Service is dispatched by the Fraser Valley Regional Fire Dispatch Centre, which receives calls from the 911 Operators.
The Fire Rescue Service operates under the direction of the Fire Chief, who reports to the Mayor, and Council through the City Manager.