To the Merritt Fire Rescue Department, there is nothing more important than the community we serve, and the men and women of this fine organization recognize their responsibility to help ensure the safety of our citizens. In that regard, the department’s values of Integrity, Mentoring, People, Response, Empathy, Service and Safety has been bestowed upon every member.
For 100 years, our Department has strived to adapt and change as the risks, threats, and challenges to the community have changed. It is my belief that our greatest asset in carrying out our mission is our team of hard-working volunteers, dedicated to the delivery of quality public safety service.
As you navigate through our website at any given time there may be firefighters helping our community or are preparing to do so at a moment’s notice. My hope is you won’t need the response of our emergency work force. If you do, rest assured you will see a highly trained, competent, and a diverse work force. Our firefighters will aid you and your loved ones any day, at any hour.
Easily accessible by the Coquihalla Highway, the City of Merritt is a thriving community situated at an elevation of 595 metres above sea level. Merritt tends to experience mild winters, and warm, dry, sunny summers. Come experience Merritt's unique blend of urban lifestyle, and outdoor adventure.
Situated 271 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, Merritt is the hub of several major highway systems. The city has direct links to the Lower Mainland, to Kamloops, and to Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley by way of the Coquilhalla Highway system. The Trans-Canada Highway and Yellowhead Highway provide direct links to the east.
The Public Works team of professional technical and skilled staff is a very diverse and experienced group dedicated to providing essential services in support of the city and community. The Public Works team works hard at providing water, sewer, road maintenance and many other services to the citizens of Merritt.