The Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department is committed to providing our community
with an effective emergency response organization that meets the needs of our community
while ensuring the safety of its membership and the general public.
The Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department Service Area includes all of Lasqueti Island. Service Area Map
Fire Chief: Ross Thompson
Deputy Chief: Dennis Bergen
Fire Hall Locations (fire halls are unmanned)
Fire Hall #1 (AKA the North end Fire Hall) is located on Main Road in the False Bay area, approximately 1 km. from the False Bay dock where the ferry lands.
Fire Hall #2 (AKA the South end Fire Hall) is located on Main Road, approximately 10 km. down Island from False Bay.
Mailing Address: General Delivery, Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0
Fire Chief Home Phone: 250 333-8680
Fire Chief Work Phone/Fax: 250 333-8733
Reporting an Emergency on Lasqueti Island
To report a fire on Lasqueti Island, call the fire reporting number 250 954-4432 (paging system) and follow the prompts. Do not leave a voice mail message at this number as this is an emergency fire reporting number only. When this number is called, all Lasqueti Island fire department pagers are activated. A fire department dispatcher will call you at the number you entered into the paging system and gather your information. For medical emergencies on Lasqueti, call BC Ambulance at 250 248-3511. They will gather your information and activate the responding team.
Join the Department
If you have a desire to perform community service in the area of emergency response and are willing to work as part of a team, then join us. We are looking for people with a wide variety of interests and abilities: firefighting and first aid, vehicle and mechanical maintenance and repair, office management and building maintenance. The Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to providing our team members with the training they need to meet the emergency response needs of our community. Our fire fighter volunteers practice bi-weekly and our first responder volunteers meet and train monthly. Some of our members volunteer in both areas, but most choose one or the other due to the commitment level required. Currently our membership stands at 31 volunteers. We encourage new fire fighter recruits to join at any time. First responder recruits are brought in annually and must complete FR Level 3 training with a spinal endorsement (usually offered on Island in the fall or early winter).
If you have any questions or wish to join our team, please call the Fire Chief at 250 333-8680.