Surrey Fire Service: Safety awareness during COVID-19

THE Surrey Fire Service has been receiving requests to attend birthdays for a drive by, but it says: “We appreciate your support and would love to drive by every party request, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate these requests.”

The Surrey Fire Service continues to address community risk and respond to incidents during COVID-19. It has modified its processes to maintain physical distancing and is keeping busy with a continued focus on Community Risk Reduction and Fire Prevention initiatives to ensure the safety of the citizens of Surrey.

Here are some tips to keep you safe:

Inside the Home

  • Check your smoke alarms to ensure that they are present and working. There should be one on each level of the home and make a noise when the button is pressed.
  • Cooking fires can happen very quickly, never leave food unattended when cooking.

Outside the Home

  • There is currently no open burning allowed in Surrey, including backyard burning, campfires or beach fires.
  • Natural gas, propane or charcoal briquettes are permitted as long as they are being used in ULC/CSA-approved devices for that particular product. 
  • If you see open burning, call the non-emergency number at 604-543-6700.

In the Community

  • Vacant homes may be vulnerable to the risk of a fire, report any vacant unsecured homes to Surrey Fire Service at the number or email below.
  • Report any smoke or fire that you see to Surrey Fire Service by dialing 9-1-1.

Contact Surrey Fire Service during business hours with any questions at 604-543-6780 or