The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue
The Cowichan Bay volunteer fire rescue responds to an average of 200 emergency calls per year, in an area that covers about 170 square kilometers and includes approximately 10,000 residents. The Improvement District is much larger than Electoral Area D (Cowichan Bay). It includes parts of Cowichan Station, Koksilah, Cobble Hill, Arbutus Ridge, and other areas, along with Cowichan Bay (Electoral Area D).
Volunteer fire fighters give their personal time to serve their community. In addition to responding to calls, each year they take part in 50 training sessions, 50 maintenance sessions and countless additional training sessions, community activities, and charity events.
Not only do these volunteers fight fires, but they also often respond to medical emergencies. The BC Ambulance service frequently dispatches volunteers to act as first responders in medical situations because they are trained in First Aid and CPR and carry specialized medical equipment, such as an AED.
Fire fighters and first responders are there for us when we need them.
If you are interested in joining the Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue, please contact us! We are actively seeking volunteers.
The Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue:
- The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue serves a population of approximately 10,000 people
- The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue responds to an average of 200 calls per year (one call every 1.8 days)
- The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue is served by less than 30 dedicated volunteers.
Answering your questions:
Who oversees Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue
The Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue is overseen by the Cowichan Bay Improvement District. The Improvement District area overlaps with the boundaries of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, but the two are entirely independent. The Improvement District is governed by a board of five elected trustees, which provide oversight and governance for the area’s fire protection services.