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Fire Protection in the RDN

Fifteen fire departments operate 23 fire halls throughout the RDN, providing fire protection for all four municipalities and most unincorporated areas. Nine of these fire departments are administered and financed by municipalities and improvement districts, and operate independently of the RDN. The remaining six fire departments are volunteer fire department societies. These societies provide fire protection and emergency response services in Electoral Areas C, E, F, portions of Electoral Area G and portions of Electoral Area H. The RDN collects property taxes for these fire departments, and provides financing for their operations and capital expenses. The volunteer fire department societies are responsible for day-to-day management of their fire departments, and operational guidance to their volunteers. They also advise the RDN of their capital improvement requirements.

Fire Departments in the RDN

RDN Volunteer Fire Departments Municipal or Improvement District Fire Departments

ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1 FOR FIRE OR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Fire department volunteers are paged from their regular work and family lives to respond to emergencies. All phone numbers in this section are for non-emergency calls only.

Areas Without Fire Protection

Fire protection is provided throughout most of the RDN, but some areas outside of municipal boundaries do not have fire protection. If you have a question about fire protection in your area, please contact RDN Mapping Services at 250-390-6538.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

With the assistance of its fire departments, the RDN has developed a number of Community Wildfire Protection Plans. These plans examine the local risk of wildfires. The Emergency Planning section of the RDN website provides background on the Community Wildfire Protection used by fire departments in RDN Electoral Areas.

Fire Department Information

Regional District of Nanaimo - Bow-Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Electoral Area H in Bowser, a portion of Horne Lake Road toward Spider Lake (not Horne Lake itself) and within Qualicum Bay.
Bow Horn Bay Fire Hall
220 Lion's Way
Phone: 250-757-9433 (non- emergency)
Web Site

Regional District of Nanaimo - Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department

This department operates two fire halls and responds to emergencies in Coombs and Hillers in Electoral Area F.
Coombs-Hilliers #1 Fire Hall
992 Ford Road
Phone: 250-248-9490 (non-emergency)

Coombs-Hilliers #2 Fire Hall
3241 Alberni Highway
Phone: 250-752-2144 (non-emergency)

Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department (Cranberry Fire Improvement District)

This department operates two fire halls and responds to emergencies in Cassidy and South Wellington in Electoral Areas A and C.
Cranberry Fire Hall
1555 Morden Road
Phone: 250-754-6068 (non-emergency)

Hallberg Road Fire Hall
3500 Hallberg Road (owned by the RDN, and operated by the Cranberry Fire Department - please use Cranberry Fire Hall Phone Number)

Web Site

Regional District of Nanaimo - Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department

This department operates two fire halls and responds to emergencies in the Dashwood, Dunsmuir, and Meadowood communities in Electoral Areas F, G, and H.
Dashwood Fire Hall #1
230 Hobbs Road, Qualicum Beach
Phone: 250-752-5434 (non-emergency)
Web Site

Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department (Deep Bay Waterworks Improvement District)

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Bowser, Deep Bay, and the Horne Lake area in Electoral Area H.
Deep Bay Fire Hall
5031 Mountain View Road
Phone: 250-757-2030 (non-emergency)
Web Site

East Wellington Volunteer Fire Department (Mountain Improvement District)

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in East Wellington and the Jingle Pot area in Electoral Area C.
East Wellington Fire Hall
3269 Jinglepot Rd.
Phone: 250-585-2931 (non-emergency)
Web Site

Regional District of Nanaimo - Errington Volunteer Fire Department

This department operates two fire halls and responds to emergencies in Errington and the Englishman River area in RDN Electoral Areas F and G.
Errington #1 Fire Hall
960 Errington Road
Phone: 250-248-5601 (non-emergency)

Errington #2 Fire Hall
1930 Errington Road
Phone: 250-248-9299 (non-emergency)

Web Site

Regional District of Nanaimo - Extension Volunteer Fire Department

This Department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in the Extension area south of Nanaimo, in Electoral Area C.
Extension Fire Hall
2201 Bramley Road
Phone: 250-754-3235 (non-emergency)

Web Site

Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department (Improvement District)

This department operates two fire halls and responds to emergencies on Gabriola Island.
Gabriola #1 Fire Hall
760 North Road
Phone: 250-247-9677 (non-emergency)

Gabriola #2 Fire Hall
2400 South Road
Phone: 250-247-8332 (non-emergency)

Web Site

District of Lantzville Fire Rescue

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Lantzville.
Lantzville Fire Rescue
7580 Superior Road, Lantzville BC
Phone: 250-390-2811 (non-emergency)
Web Site

City of Nanaimo Fire Rescue

This department operates five fire halls for emergencies in Nanaimo, Protection Island, and parts of East Wellington in RDN Electoral Area C. Please contact the Nanaimo Fire Rescue administration office at 250-753-7311 for all non-emergency calls.
Fire Station #1
666 Fitzwilliam Street

Fire Station #2
2499 Dorman Road

Fire Station #3
6230 Hammond Bay Road

Fire Station #4
1400 Cranberry Avenue

Fire Station #7
26 Pirate's Lane, Protection Island

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Regional District of Nanaimo - Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Nanoose Bay (Electoral Area E) and the Englishman River subdivision in Electoral Areas G.
Nanoose Bay Fire Department
2471 Nanoose Road
Phone: 250-468-7141 (non-emergency)
Web Site

North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department (North Cedar Improvement District)

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Cedar and Yellowpoint in RDN Electoral Area A.
North Cedar Fire Hall
2100 Yellowpoint Road
Phone: 250-722-3122 (non-emergency)
Web Site

City of Parksville Fire Rescue Department

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Parksville and parts of French Creek east of Drew Rd. in RDN Electoral Area G, as well as the San Pareil neighbourhood south of the City.
Parksville Fire Hall
160 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville
Phone: 250-248-3242 (non-emergency)
Web Site

Town of Qualicum Beach Fire Rescue Department

This department operates one fire hall and responds to emergencies in Qualicum Beach, and parts of French Creek west of Drew Rd.
Qualicum Beach Fire Hall
130 Rupert Road East
Phone: 250-752-6921 (Town of Qualicum Beach phone - Fire Department messages only)
Web Site