Emergency Services

Fire Department       

In 2009 The Village of Pouce Coupe benefited from nearly $1 million in federal and provincial funding to help build local infrastructure and provide basic services to local residents.  This project replaced the old fire hall, supporting the on-going emergency services program and reducing operation and maintenance costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

The Pouce Coupe Volunteer Fire Department consists of 17 active volunteers. With 2 pumpers and 1 tanker, the Department responds to the Village and a 5 mile radius around the Village.
 
The Dawson Creek Fire Department became the fire dispatch centre for the whole South Peace River area in 2001. The Department now receives all fire calls and dispatches fire departments in Pouce Coupe, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Moberly Lake, Tomslake and Arras through a system of radios, radio/telephone interconnects and satellite phones.
 
 
RCMP
 
Pouce Coupe is protected by the Dawson Creek RCMP Detachment. Pouce Coupe has an assigned representative for liason services and support.
 
City of Dawson Creek RCMP Detatchment
Staff Sergeant: Dave Fenson
1230-102nd Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4N3
Non-emergency phone: 250-784-3700
Fax: 250-784-3721
 
Ambulance
 
Pouce Coupe is served by the British Columbia Ambulance Service, located in Dawson Creek.  The Northern Dispatch Centre is located at 1257 Dalhousie Drive in Kamloops and provides service to all communities outside of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Regions. One of the largest geographical Dispatch/Communications Centres in North America, the Centre processes an average of 500-600 calls a day and is responsible for dispatching ambulances to 98 communities throughout British Columbia.
 
BC Ambulance Service
 
911 Emergency       
 
The 9-1-1 emergency service is a continuous call transfer system that enables a person to be linked in a matter of seconds to an emergency service provider. When a distressed person calls 9-1-1, the dispatcher will automatically receive computerized information on the exact location where the call originates. The person will be questioned in order to determine whether they require police, fire or ambulance service. The call is then transferred to the appropriate dispatch agency, which immediately sends the required emergency services.
Pouce Coupe Firehall
5012 - 49th Avenue
Box 190
Pouce Coupe, BC
V0C 2C0
 
Telephone: (250) 786-5794
Fax: (250) 786-5257
 
FIRE HALL STAFF
 
Mr. Blair Deveau
Fire Chief