qRD RESPONSE TO COVID-19

 

Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department
The new Lasqueti Emergency Contact Numbers are now operational.
For all emergencies on Lasqueti Island the numbers to call are as follows:

 

1-855-871-1175, or 250-954-4432.

 

 

About the New Emergency Numbers
At its April 29, 2021 qathet Regional Board (qRD) meeting, the Regional Board adopted the implementation of Amended Option C as an interim emergency dispatch solution for Lasqueti Island. To implement Amended Option C, the qRD has contracted Northern 911 to provide live operator dispatch services for emergency services on island. The Northern 911 dispatch centre will provide a live operator 24/7 to receive emergency calls and to dispatch responders on Lasqueti Island.

 

Service Area

The Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department Service Area includes all of Lasqueti Island.

 

Department Officers

Fire Chief: Richard Carlson

 

Contact

North Fire Hall is located on Main Road in the False Bay area, approximately 1 km from the False Bay dock where the ferry lands.
South 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 Phone: 250-240-4128
Email the Fire Chief: livfdchief@qathet.ca

 

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 250-240-4128.