Fire Services

There are eight local service areas within the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD).  Four areas have operational volunteer fire departments – Hornby Island Fire Rescue, Denman Island Fire Rescue, Fanny Bay Volunteer Fire Department and Oyster River Fire Rescue and the other four have working agreements with member municipalities within the CVRD to provide fire protection to the following areas:

Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A)

Lazo North (Electoral Area B)

Puntledge -- Black Creek (Electoral Area C)

Fire Protection Areas

A fire protection area is a defined area that provides fire protection through a local government authority. Some areas within the CVRD do not have fire protection. If you are not sure if you are in a designated fire protection area, call the CVRD fire services department at 250-334-6000.

Burning Regulations

Contact your local fire department for more information or refer to the bylaws for your fire protection area.

Lanterns Prohibited

Chinese (fire) lanterns are prohibited. The use of the following is also prohibited: fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).

Interested Fighfighter Recruitment

Visit our volunteer firefighter recruitment page.