About Vancouver Fire
Your Fire Protection Experts
Vancouver Fire is B.C.’s largest, longest-established fire protection, fire safety and commercial security and monitoring company. Since 1948, we’ve been protecting people and property from Whistler to Hope, including Vancouver, North Shore, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and all points between.
Together with our National Fire and Safety Planners and Radius Security divisions, we can take care of all your fire safety and security needs.
In fact, our goal is to be B.C.’s most trusted fire safety and security provider, protecting what matters most to our customers and delivering unmatched service with passion each and every day.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Strict service standards
- ASTT-certified technicians
- ULC-certified central monitoring station
- One-stop full fire protection service
- Passionate commitment to life safety
- Open 24/7: Reach us, not an answering service.
- Largest, most flexible service fleet in B.C.
A Family Business
Vancouver Fire is proud to be a B.C. owned and operated family business. Garth Baxter, through his company Betlyn Industries, acquired Vancouver Fire Prevention in 1977. Until then, the company had focused on fire protection for restaurants and marine vessels. Garth expanded into residential and commercial security, establishing Vancouver Alarm Service Ltd. in 1981.
Five years later, Garth transferred Vancouver Fire Prevention to two of his children, Rob Baxter and Janet Hassell, and long-time employee Randy Garland. Another son, Dan Baxter, joined the company in 1991. The business soon expanded into safety planning, access control and industrial security with more acquisitions. In 1999, Vancouver Fire Prevention took over management of Vancouver Alarm Service and the company was re-named Vancouver Fire and Security.
Today, Rob Baxter and his younger sister, Joslyn Alderson, are active shareholders who manage the company. Vancouver Fire focuses on fire protection services. Our National Fire and Safety Planners division provides safety planning and training, while our security and monitoring business operates as Radius Security.
Like you, the Baxter family lives and works right here, in Greater Vancouver.
Our Management Team
CEO: Robert Baxter, PEng.
President: Mike Baxter
VP Sales & Marketing: Joslyn Alderson
VP of Finance: Judy Wang