Fire Protection Services

Fire Protection Services

Each Band Council has allocated capital funds to set up a Fire Department in Gitanyow, Gitanmaax, Glen Vowell, and Kispiox. Funds have been allocated for equipment, operations and maintenance, and training. Each community consists of a team of volunteer firefighters, with a volunteer Fire Chief (exception of Gitanmaax with a paid fire chief) to provide fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, pre-hospital care, and hazards mitigation in the 4 Gitxsan communities.

Each community has a fire hall with a fire truck and equipment.

The Councils is pursuing a mutual aid agreement between each other and with the Hazelton municipality for fire protection services.   All Gitxsan bands are now part of the 9-1-1 services.

Kispiox Volunteer Fire Department.


GGC is working with the communities to recruit new volunteers for the fire departments. Check out these ads on the local radio for recruitment!

Fire Recruit Ad – we are on a recruitment drive for more volunteers at each Gitxsan community!

& the Fire Safety Ad promoting awareness about being safe in your home. Like the Gitxsan FireFighters page on Facebook too…


Gitanyow Band


Gitanmaax Band

Glen Vowell

Sik-e-dakh Band


Kispiox Band