Service de protection contre les incendies de Québec

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Service de protection contre les incendies de Québec
Agency overview
Established 1765
Employees >300
Staffing Firefighters
Fire chief Christian Paradis
EMS level BLS
Facilities and equipment
Stations 16

Service de protection contre les incendies de Québec (SPCIQ, Quebec City Fire Protection Service) is responsible for fire prevention and suppression in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. However, the fire department's field of competence is not limited to this; they respond to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials (HAZMAT) calls, electrical hazards, floods, wildfires and many other situations in which citizens are in need of external help.


Fire fighting in Quebec began in 1765, but the current force was created by amalgamation of several area fire services (Québec, Sainte-Foy, Sillery, Val-Bélair, Loretteville, Saint-Émile, Lac Saint-Charles, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures) in 2002:


  • Québec (8 stations)
  • Sainte-Foy (2 stations)
  • Sillery (1 station)
  • Val-Bélair (1 station)
  • Saint-Émile (1 station)
  • Lac Saint-Charles (1 station)
  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (1 station)


Quebec is one of a few fire services outside of Europe using the Gallet F1 helmet forgoing the traditional leatherhead or structural helmets used in North America. Quebec is the oldest service using aerial tiller truck, most other fire departments in Canada abandoned their use.

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