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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 Department, Municipal Enforcement, and Emergency Measures. The Director of Protective Services oversees the department with the assistance of a full-time Deputy Fire Chief, two full-time Municipal Enforcement Officers and 38 paid on-call firefighters.

Our Mission Statement

To serve the Town of Inuvik residents, protecting life and property from fire and other emergencies through accredited emergency response training, aggressive public fire education and enforcement. As Director of Protective Services, it is my responsibility to ensure that this service is effective, efficient and operationally sound.

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.

Jim Sawkins, CD, CFO, CFEI
Director of Protective Services 

Protective Services Department Contacts

Director of Protective Services

Jim Sawkins


Duty Officer




Municipal Enforcement Officer

Matt Hogan


Municipal Enforcement Officer

TJ Moore


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

By-law Emergency/after hours number: (867) 678-2196


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