Northside Volunteer Fire Department

For emergencies call 9-1-1.


The Northside Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) has been providing fire and emergency response services since 1968. The NVFD relies on the commitment of local volunteers dedicated to public safety and community service. Joining the NVFD is a rewarding opportunity that comes with many benefits. New recruit training begins in September. The fire halls are staffed on a volunteer basis. For volunteering inquiries, please contact the qRD main office at 604-485-2260.


Service Area

NVFD’s Fire Protection service area includes properties from just north of the Village of Lund south to Wilde Road and includes properties on the west side of Okeover Inlet as far north as Penrose Bay. The NVFD provides its services to the Klahanie and Southview lease lands through agreement with the Tla’amin Nation.


Department Officers

Fire Chief: Jim Brown
Deputy Chief: Norm Penner

Contact Information

Main Fire Hall Location: 8540 Plummer Creek Road, Powell River, BC
Auxiliary Fire Hall Location: 9574 Roots Way, Powell River, BC
Mailing Address: 8540 Plummer Creek Road, Powell River, BC V8A 0E5
Fire Hall Phone: 604-483-7700
Email the Fire Chief:


Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

Through the dedication and training of our volunteers the NVFD has successfully attained Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation. Many properties in the service area now qualify for “equivalent to fire hydrant protection” on their insurance policies. The Fire Underwriter Survey has updated the Canadian Fire Insurance Grading Index to show the Dwelling Protection Grade for properties that qualify within the service area. Click here to see the map showing the equivalent to fire hydrant rating DPG 3B(s).

Here is how the process of shuttling water for firefighting in areas where there are no fire hydrants available.