In the community

Serving in and caring for our community is our top priority, and we take pride in the work we do for our residents and businesses.

Whether it’s teaching fire safety to children, helping our seniors plan and practice evacuation in an emergency, or demonstrating the tools and techniques we use daily to help keep everyone safe, we are always looking for opportunities to connect with people.

Despite the many challenges presented by the global pandemic, we offered a number of COVID-19 friendly events aimed at increasing public awareness and safety throughout 2020.

Community Events and Outreach

We are always looking for opportunities to bring members of the public together to learn about fire safety, get to know our firefighters, and have some fun.

In 2020, we held 364 events, engaging with over 8,000 people.

Some of the more notable events included:

  • Operation Birthday Program: We offered Fire Engine “drive-by” birthday parties to 289 children and seniors who would have otherwise been unable to celebrate their birthdays due to the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020.
  • Kindergarten Class Visits: We offered 53 physically distanced fire safety educational visits this year that taught youth about the importance of being fire safe.
  • Community Events: We participated in seven COVID-19 friendly community events, including the North Vancouver Canada Day Parade and the Remembrance Day Celebration.
  • High School Grad Parades: We were honoured to help our 2020 high school graduates celebrate their special day by participating in multiple grad parades.

Giving Back

Our firefighters contribute hundreds of volunteer hours annually through the DNV Firefighters Charitable Society and in 2020 raised $196,000.

These funds benefit important causes such as youth mental health, high school scholarships, the BCPFF Burn Fund, Athletics 4 Kids, Seymour Salmonid Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and other local organizations.

Event Charity Amount raised
COVID-19 Local Assistance  Harvest Project  $33,000
The Fishing Derby Seymour Salmonid Society and Athletics for Kids  $71,000 (fundraiser in place of Barn Burner) $30,000
SD44 School Board Scholarships High school students interested in firefighting careers $1,000 x 4
Clothing Donation Bins DNVFRS Charitable Society  $62,000

In addition, we made donations to:

  • Cancer Drivers Society
  • Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
  • BC Lung Association
  • BCPFFA Burn Fund
  • North Shore Mountain Bike Association

For more information, please visit the DNV Fire Charitable Society website.

DNV Firefighters Charitable Society