Who We AreWe are Local 1782 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, an organization now over 315,000 members strong, protecting 85% of North America’s population. We are also members of the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association. The BCPFFA is an organization that is comprised of the 55 IAFF locals who represent the professional men and women firefighters of this province. All 55 locals are members of the IAFF which serves the more than 18,000 Canadians for whom firefighting is a career. There are approximately 4,000 career firefighters in B.C.We are also very proud of our volunteer hours spent raising awareness and funds for various charitable organizations in our community through our Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society. From our annual Gala Ball to boot drives, we strive to enrich the lives of citizens in our community by providing charitable initiatives and collaborating with other charities and non-profits that share in our vision and goals.
What We Do
The professional firefighters in your community are trained to provide many services including the traditional role of fire suppression. We work daily to hone our skills in such disciplines as technical rope rescue; swift water rescue; confined space rescue; hazardous materials response; heavy rescue (industrial type accidents); auto extrication (motor vehicle accidents); Trench and Heavy Urban Search and Rescue; Wildland Interface (forest fires); First Responder emergency medical response; fire investigation; fire safety building inspections; fire prevention education programs and other critical tasks relating to emergency response and emergency rescue.Who We RepresentThe Coquitlam Firefighter's Union represents 168 firefighters proudly serving and protecting the citizens of Coquitlam, BC, Canada.PausedPaused