Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department
The Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department (EDVFD) was established in 2004 and serves the communities of Egmont, Earls Cove, Ruby Lake and North Sakinaw Lake.
EDVFD provides services to an estimated 350 homes. The department is always on call and has 18 members, who, in addition to responding to emergencies, commit a minimum of 2 hours a week to training and maintaining equipment.
The EDVFD is funded for one paid halftime position that is split between the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief.
Firehall location (view in Google Maps):
5592 Egmont Road
Egmont BC V0N 1N0
Telephone: 604-883-2555 (non-emergency)
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1
Backyard burning is only allowed between October 15 and April 15 within the Egmont Fire Protection Area.
Residents can self-haul and drop off green waste at no charge at the following locations:
- Town of Gibsons Public Works Yard at 915 Henry Road, Gibsons.
- Pender Harbour Transfer Station at 5545 Garden Bay Road, Pender Harbour.
- Salish Soils at 5646 schetxwen Road, Sechelt.
Campfires are allowed year round but may be banned by the Fire Chief during high risk periods.
- Machine piled debris from land clearing fires are allowed year-round until banned by the Fire Chief during high risk periods and require a permit and site inspection. Call the fire hall to make an appointment during regular office hours. The fee for a permit is $25, the fine for not having one is $250.
- Persons burning land clearing debris must comply with the Provincial Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations. The Venting Index Hotline number is 1-888-281-2992; use the Sechelt forecast for the Sunshine Coast.
- Land clearing fires must adhere to the conditions set forth in SCRD Bylaw 631.