Fire Department

Dawson City Fire Department
Fire protection services are provided by the Dawson City Fire Department.

The department is under the direction of the City of Dawson Fire Chief and all other members are volunteers. The volunteers are organized as follows:

1 Deputy Fire Chief
1 Assistant Chief
4 Captains
25 Firefighters (maximum contingent)

The department is proud to have representation from a large cross section of the community and to be an equal opportunity organization.

Tradition and Commitment
Currently, our most senior volunteer members have served over 35 years with the department.  There have been over thirty legacy members who have served over 20 years with us as volunteer firefighters.  Our average tenure at this time is approximately 15 years.

To be the best volunteer-based fire and rescue service in the Yukon.

Mission Statement
The sole mission of the Dawson City Fire Department is to promote and deliver life safety by providing efficient, professional, high quality, cost effective and timely productive services including fire suppression, fire prevention, disaster response management, public safety education and code enforcement.

Organizational Values

The members of the Dawson City Fire Department take pride in our commitment to professional services be maintaining their skills, knowledge and abilities. Members will conduct themselves in an ethical manner conforming to a moral standard of right versus wrong by treating each other and the people we serve humanely, decently, and honestly. 

We subscribe to the following values: 
  • Accountability - Members of the Dawson City Fire Department will be accountable to each other and the community that we serve.  We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.
  • Integrity - As members of the Dawson City Fire Department, we strive for honesty and fairness in our dealings with our customers and each other. We are honorable to our profession and we inspire each other to maintain trustworthiness, openness and sincerity.
  • Flexibility - Dawson City Fire Department members will adapt to the ever-changing needs of our community, the organization and the environment.
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Non-emergency Contact Information:
1336 Front Street Dawson City, YT
P.O. Box 308 Dawson City, YT  Y0B 1G0
Phone: (867) 993-7400 Ext. 407