FIRE DANGER RATING

(Updated 07/05/2017)

A campfire ban will be in effect as of 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, July 6, 2017 across the Sunshine Coast. The Coastal Fire Centre has expanded Section 12 Restricted Activities to include the use of tiki torches, chiminea’s, and non CSA&ULC approved outdoor stoves and cooking devices. Please contact your local fire department for more information. http://www.scrd.ca/fire_rescue

 

HBVFD Crest ColorTHE HALFMOON BAY VOL. FIRE DEPT. is a volunteer service consisting of approximately 30 members. Our mission is   to serve the community of Halfmoon Bay by protecting life, property and the environment.  Fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services, Public fire and life safety education, fire inspections, training and administration are provided.

The Fire Department operates under the direction of the Fire Chief who is responsible to the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

Halfmoon Bay has a population of about 2,650. The Halfmoon Bay Fire Department responded to emergency calls, ranging from structure fires to grass fires, from rescues and auto extrication to backup for the emergency health services.  The Fire Chief or Duty Officer also respond’s to complaints, ranging from burning complaints to reports of hazardous materials.

Emergency services are provided by volunteer firefighters. Volunteer firefighters are directly responsible for fire and rescue operations, including incident response and the operation of all apparatus and equipment.  All firefighters, participate in the Justice Institute NFPA Firefighter level II program and First Responder Level III.  Firefighters respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.