Volunteer fire departments provide fire protection services in the areas indicated on the map below. A local improvement district provides fire protection services on Mayne and Piers Islands.
As a result of local voter approval through referenda, the CRD provides the fire protection and emergency rescue services in accordance with service establishment bylaws. Rules governing the delivery of fire protection and emergency rescue services are provided in Fire Regulation Bylaw 3452.
- Bylaw 3452 (PDF )
Fire Department Administration
Fire Departments on the Southern Gulf Islands are primarily run by volunteers. They may operate as one of three ways: as a CRD service, under contract with the CRD, or given financial contributions.
Each of the four (4) CRD volunteer fire departments is run by a commission established under the Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service Commissions Bylaw 3654. These commission represent the local community interests and exercises administrative authority for the delivery of fire protection and emergency response services.
- Bylaw 3654 (PDF )
Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services
Chief Tom Darby
S50, C5, RR2
- Bylaw 3173 (PDF )
Operated by a CRD committee.
Chief Sean Luttmer
261 Georgeson Bay Road
The CRD contracts with the fire department society to provide the service under a five-year service agreement.
Acting Chief Steven DeRousie
520A Felix Jack Road
Operated by the Mayne Island Improvement District.
Chief Charlie Boyte
Hall # 1
4423 Bedwell Harbour Road
47284 Schooner Way
8961 Gowland Point Road
The CRD contracts with the Pender Islands Fire Protection Society to provide service through a five-year agreement.
Piers Island Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 2223
Chief John Wiznuk
185 East Point Road
The CRD levies a tax to support this service and gives the funds to the Saturna Island Volunteer Fire Protection Society as a contribution. The CRD also provides some financial management.
Proposed Galiano Fire Hall
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is working with the North Galiano Fire Commission on plans for a new fire hall to be located at Porlier Pass Road and Cook Road. Read more
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