West Vancouver, British Columbia

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Located just northwest of Vancouver near the Howe Sound, the district of West Vancouver is a beautiful area with condos and nice houses. West Vancouver is part of the region of Metro Vancouver called North Shore (the other two parts are the City, and District of North Vancouver. West Vancouver residents and businesses are served by the West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD), the West Vancouver Fire Rescue Service (WVFRS) with 4 halls throughout the city, and the British Columbia Ambulance Service for health services.


The West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD), in April 2017, cut over to the NRGP, which is a P-25 Phase 2 Radio Network. Their transmissions are encrypted and so cannot be received on commercially available scanners.

Talk Groups

The talkgroups used by the West Vancouver Police Department include, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following:

5665 WV Police Dispatch
5666 WV Police Tac 2
5667 WV Police Tac 3
5668 WV Police Tac 4

All police departments and RCMP detachments in Metro Vancouver also have access to a set of police mutual aid channels that allow them interoperability while working in other municipalities or to communicate with other emergency services such as Fire and Ambulance.


As of October 2012, WVPD are dispatched out of E-Comm located on Pender St. in Vancouver BC. E-Comm is responsible for supporting the radio network used by emergency services, and providing dispatch services for 36 Lower Mainland Police and Fire agencies.


The West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service (WVFRS) is the fire protection service provider in West Vancouver. They currently operate out of 4 halls, each of which is strategically located to serve each area of the city.


Firehall#1 - 760 16th Street
Firehall#2 - 6272 Marine Drive
Firehall#3 - 4895 Marine Drive
Firehall#4 - 965 Cross Creek Road

Talk Groups

WVFRS started using the new NGRP in November 2017, with all operations fully encrypted.

61177  North Shore Fire Dispatch
61178  North Shore Fire Tac 2
61179  North Shore Fire Tac 3
61180  North Shore Fire Tac 9 (Hazmat Techs)
61181  North Shore Fire Tac 4 (Training?)
61182  North Shore Fire Tac 7


WVFRS is dispatched out of Surrey Firehall #1 8767 132nd St. in Surrey BC. This dispatch centre covers thirty fire departments including Surrey itself.


The British Columbia Ambulance Service provides paramedic services to the residents and businesses of West Vancouver. They only have one station, but get coverage from North Vancouver and Vancouver when required. BCAS for West Vancouver is dispatched on Channel 1, which is now part of the E-Comm's NGRP system. Their transmissions are encrypted and cannot be received with any current commercially available scanner technology.

Talk Groups

Station 255

Station 255 is located on Fulton Road in West Vancouver and only has one 24-hour BLS unit (255A).

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