To proudly serve the community of Mayne Island by protecting life, property and the environment through prevention, public education and emergency response by dedicated, highly trained personnel with up-to-date, well-maintained equipment.
Volunteer firefighters are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for their communities.
They give their time to perform the same life-saving work that paid fulltime firefighters do.
Your Firefighters train to meet or exceed reconized standards for firefighting. In addition to basic training, they also attend training workshops and courses - both on and off Island, to further increase their level of professional skills.
A front-line firefighter must be safe, effective, and efficient. This is accomplished by constantly training and practicing to maintain and improve their firefighting skills.
Mayne Island Fire Rescue firefighters are Mayne Island residents - They are dedicated to the fire protection and emergency needs of this island and it’s people. The firefighters are on call by emergency pager 24/7 every day of the year.
Below are some photographs of your firefighters in action over the years.
The risk of fire is one of the greatest threats to health and safety, property and essential services
"A fire department exists not for what it does; it exists for what it may have to do".
Industry, government, and indeed everyone, share in the responsibility of protecting Canadians from the consequences of fire. Mayne Island Fire Rescue Service is committed to providing fire protection services to all residents, business, properties and visitors of Mayne Island.
Fortunately Mayne Island experiences few brush fires and even fewer residential fires. Unfortunately, these emergencies will continue each and every year. With the ever increasing numbers of residents and tourists and changing climatic conditions that are more volatile during the summer wildfire season, Mayne Island Fire Rescue will continue to experience ever-increasing demands for emergency response.
Although very few structure fires have occured on Mayne in recent memory, we strive to be as fully prepared as possible by being properly equipped and by conducting regular and effective training sessions and drills weekly. Occassionally an unusable or derelict structure is donated to us for live fire training. This is a rare occurrance that assists greatly in firefighting skills maintenance.
Because Mayne Island Fire Rescue historicly has few serious fires, both residential and wildland; it is essential that the Fire Department conducts regular and realistic training drills to maintain and build fire fighting skills to achieve a favourable outcome when responding to emergency calls.