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Protective Services

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Welcome to the Protective Services Department. The Protective Services Department is comprised of the Fire Services Division, the Municipal Enforcement Division, and the Emergency Measures Division. The Director of Protective Services & Fire Chief oversees the Department with the assistance of a career Deputy Chief, two full-time Peace Officers and 36 paid-on-call firefighters.

Please take the opportunity to view the Fire Department, Municipal Enforcement and Emergency Measures web pages to see all that the Protective Services Department has to offer. Feel free to call or drop by the Fire Department if you have any questions regarding Protective Services Department responsibilities.


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 Protective Services Department Contacts

Director of Protective Services & Fire Chief

Brian Larman

(867) 678-5378

Deputy Chief

John Hicks

(867) 678-5386


 Duty Officer


(867) 777-5379

Peace Officers

Raven Firth

Carl Morada

(867) 777-8616

In case of EMERGENCY ONLY, call (867) 777-2222.

Municipal Enforcement Emergency/after hours number: (867) 678-2196

 Fireworks Permits

Fireworks Permit Notice - December 14, 2020

Please be advised that Fireworks are regulated in the Northwest Territories by the Fire Works Regulations of the Fire Prevention Act.   Any person who wishes to sell, offer for sale, give, purchase, possess, store or set off fireworks shall apply to the Fire Marshal for written authorization.  For more information on how to obtain fireworks, please refer to the community notice.

Open-Air Burning and Fireworks By-law

 Burn Permits


Do I Need a burn permit?  Yes, burn permits are required within the boundaries of Inuvik.

Is there a fee for a burn permit? No.

How long is the permit valid for? This is an annual permit that expires on December 31 every year.

Where can I get a burn permit? 

Please contact the Fire Department at and provide the following information: 

1) Name of the permit applicant (Individual or organization; organizations must name a person responsible for the permit)

2) Address where the fire site is located

3) Email address and/or phone number of the permit applicant

What can I burn? Brush, leaves, bonfires, unpainted wood

What can’t I burn? Construction material, rubbish, garbage, plastics, rubber, painted wood

How big a fire can I have? No more than a metre in diameter, preferably in a burn barrel, burn pit or other container.

Can I light the fire and go do something else? Fires must be supervised, by a responsible person, at all times.

Where can I burn? Keep at least 3m (9 feet) perimeter clear of combustibles such as grass; and at least 5m (15 feet) away from wooden structures, overhanging branches, overhead lines.

What else do I need? You must keep a means to extinguish the fire close by.  Before leaving the fire, make sure it is out.

If it is windy, can I burn?  DO NOT burn in high winds (more than 16km/h)

Are there times when I cannot burn?  The Town of Inuvik follows the ENR fire ratings.  It is your responsibility to check the ENR fire ratings. There is a sign on the highway and it is also posted on their website.  

If you have any questions, please call Protective Services at (867) 777-8616.

Open-Air Burning and Fireworks By-law