Halfmoon Bay Fire Department

The Halfmoon Bay Fire Department (HBFD) has been providing life and property protection to Halfmoon Bay since 1975. The fire department serves a population of approximately 3,000 (2021 census). Volunteer firefighters and officers are instrumental to the operation of the department.

With a full complement of 32 members, their duties include 24/7 response to fire and rescue operations while also maintaining the operational readiness of all apparatus and equipment. There is operational support to the volunteer members with paid full time Fire Chief and part time Deputy Chief.


Fire Hall Location (view in Google Maps):
8972 Redrooffs Road
Halfmoon Bay, BC V0N 1Y2

Telephone: 604-885-6872 (non-emergency)
24 hour Duty Officer: 604-885-8017


Meet Fire Chief Ryan Daley

Ryan Daley moved from Burnaby to the Sunshine Coast in 1999.  He likes to spend his spare time with his family and plays a wide range of sports.

Ryan joined the Halfmoon Bay Fire Department in May, 1999 and has held many positions within the department but most significantly he spent seven years as the departments Training Officer before becoming Fire Chief in 2012. He also worked at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper where he spent five years with Howe Sound Fire and Rescue.

In 2004 Ryan went through fire academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where he received his Career Firefighter Pre-Employment Certificate. Since then Ryan has continued his Education with the Justice Institute of British Columbia receiving his Fire Officer Certificate and his Fire Prevention Certificate.

Fire Regulations

Backyard burning is only permitted from from April 1 to April 15 and from October 15 to November 15 under the laws outlined in Smoke Control Bylaw 622 in the Halfmoon Bay Fire Protection District.

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.