Living Boundaries

Should you be hired, each of the three fire departments has living boundary requirements as follows:

1. CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER (PER CNV BYLAW NO. 8291)

Extended North Shore Boundaries – Suppression Division
A minimum of 70% of the total number of members, excluding Chief Officers and Floater Firefighters, (rounded to the whole number) must reside in the City of North Vancouver or in one of the following municipalities:
District of West Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
Village of Lions Bay
City of Vancouver
Burnaby
University Endowment Lands
Port Moody
Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam
New Westminster

Extended Boundaries – Suppression Division
After submission of a written request and with subsequent written approval of the Fire Chief, a maximum of 30% of the total number of members, excluding Chief Officers and Floater Firefighters, (rounded to the whole number) may reside in the extended areas defined as follows:
Richmond
Delta
Surrey
Maple Ridge
Township of Langley
City of Langley
Pitt Meadows
White Rock
Squamish
Floater Firefighters – Suppression Division
Must reside in the areas as outlined in “Extended North Shore Boundaries – Suppression Division” category above.

2. DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER (PER THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT WITH IAFF 1183)

The ten least senior Firefighters are in a relief pool and must be prepared to respond to a call to work, sometimes at short notice. All employees must reside in the District of North Vancouver or in one of the following adjoining municipalities and must continue to reside within one of these areas while in the District’s employ:

District of West Vancouver
City of North Vancouver
City of Vancouver
Burnaby
Coquitlam
Port Moody
Port Coquitlam
University Endowment Lands
New Westminster
Village of Lions Bay
Squamish

After submission of a written request and only with subsequent approval by the Fire Chief, a maximum of thirty percent (30%) of the total number of the employees may reside in the extended boundaries defined as follows:

Richmond
Delta
Surrey
Maple Ridge
Langley
Pitt Meadows
White Rock

At the discretion of the Fire Chief, a maximum of fifteen (15%) of the total number of the employees (rounded to the higher whole number) may reside outside of the extended boundaries.

3. DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER (PER THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT WITH IAFF 1525) – Updated

Not less than sixty percent (60%) of the Fire Department employees shall reside in the following areas:
West Vancouver
North Vancouver
Burnaby
Vancouver
Lions Bay
New Westminster
Port Moody
Coquitlam, west of the Coquitlam River
Squamish (including Brackendale and Garibaldi Highlands)*
Furry Creek*
Brittania Beach*

Upon written approval of the Fire Chief, up to forty percent (40%) of Fire Department employees shall be allowed to live in the following areas:
Richmond
Coquitlam, east of the Coquitlam River
Anmore/Belcarra
Surrey
Cloverdale
Aldergrove
White Rock
Delta
Ladner
Maple Ridge
Port Coquitlam
Pitt Meadows
Langley
Sunshine Coast*
Bowen Island*
Abbotsford
west of a north-south line drawn north from the Sumas Border Crossing to the Highway No. 1 Sumas Exit and on to Highway No. 11 to the Fraser River.

*In accordance with and subject to other restrictions defined in the Letter of Understanding between DWV and IAFF Local 1525 dated January 26, 2016