The Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) has been providing life and property protection to our southern region since our founding in 1967. The department was first funded by money raised through the Ladies Auxillary bake sales. In the mid-70’s it became part of the Powell River Regional District. We now have 22 members that provide 24/7 fire fighting, first responder and auto-extrication services. Malaspina Brochure
For information on how you can help protect your family and property from the risk of fire, check out this Residents’ Guide to Rural Fire Suppression Brochure.
Planned Fire Apparatus Purchase and Alternate Approval Process
In the fall of 2017, the Powell River Regional District will conduct an Alternate Approval Process (AAP) for residents and landowners within the MVFD service area to approve or oppose the borrowing of funds to replace aged fire department apparatus. An Open House was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 where further information was provided on this process. Check out the Open House Flyer for some details on the AAP process. Further information on the AAP process is being mailed to all landowners within the MVFD service area.
MVFD’s Fire Protection Service Area includes all private properties from the City of Powell River’s east boundary, south to 1.3 km past Roberts Road. Service Area Map
Fire Chief: Dave Keiver
Deputy Chief: Jan vanDok
Training Officer: Don Foort
Contact Information (fire halls are unmanned)
Main Fire Hall Location: 9999 Hwy. 101 (corner of Hwy. 101 and Ramsay Road)
Auxiliary Fire Hall Location: 4322 McLeod Road (corner of Padgett and McLeod Roads)
Mailing Address: 9999 Hwy. 101, Powell River, BC V8A 0K3
Fire Hall Phone: 604 487-9911
Fire Hall Fax: 604 487-9912
Honoring our Volunteers
At the Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department 50 year celebration, held on July 22, 2017, two of our past Fire Chiefs cut the celebratory cake along with our current Fire Chief. Shown (left to right) are Art Palm (Chief from 1972 to 1976), Dave Keiver (Chief from 2005 to Present) and Dave Fennel (Chief from 1976 to 1978). Thanks to all for their years of service to the Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department.
Join the Department
If you have a desire to be part of something bigger, foster your sense of community and be a team member, then sign up to be a part of the Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department. 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 Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to providing our team members with the training they need to serve our community. Our volunteers practice weekly and special training sessions are often held.
If you have any questions or wish to join our team, please call the fire hall at 604 487-9911 and leave your name and contact information. One of our department members will return your call. Alternatively, fill out our Application Form and mail it to Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department, 9999 Hwy. 101, Powell River, BC V8A 0K3 or contact the fire chief at 604 487-9911 to arrange a meeting or drop your application by the regional district office.
Scrap Cars Wanted!
The Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department is looking for donations of any scrap cars or trucks to be used for training purposes. If you have a vehicle to donate, contact the fire department and we will arrange to tow the vehicle to the fire hall.