Electoral Area Fire Protection
The CRD provides fire protection services in the Electoral Areas in accordance with service establishment bylaws. Some operate with local input from CRD Advisory Commissions, while others operate under contract to the CRD. Most of the members of these community fire departments are volunteers from within the communities they serve.
Municipal Fire Protection
Municipalities are responsible for provision of fire protection through their local fire departments.
CRD Fire Dispatch
The CRD provides emergency fire dispatch for Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, Southern Gulf Islands, Metchosin, Sooke, Highlands and Langford. The service operates out of Langford Fire Hall #1 utilizing contracted Langford Fire Department staff. Back-up services for the fire dispatch are provided through the BCAS dispatch centre in Langford.
The CRD Board delegates authority to the Planning, Transportation, and Protective Services Committee (PTPS) for emergency fire dispatch for the three the Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, Southern Gulf Islands,Metchosin, Sooke, Highlands and Langford.