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A total of 1,000 career and volunteer firefighters service Halifax. Find out more about Canada's oldest fire department, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE).

Burning rules and regulations

Learn about where you can burn and when

Fire Prevention

Educate yourself on fire safety and prevention.


There are both volunteer and career opportunities with HRFE. We are currently recruiting for volunteer firefighters for the suburban and rural areas.

About HRFE

Learn about our divisions, special services and our history. Book our Pipe & Drum band. Meet our Combat Challenge Team.

Fire Stations

There are 52 stations throughout the Halifax Region. Find locations, contact information, or book a hall.


Upcoming events, funerals.


See photos and specs for the range of firefighting equipment, from tankers and engines to antique fire vehicles.

National Fire Protection Association

Information about codes and standards.