The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) presently delivers a rural fire suppression service to over 80 per cent of its electoral area residents. The service is provided by 13 paid on-call fire departments and by service extension agreements with municipalities and First Nations. Combining the coverage provided by rural and municipal fire departments, 95 per cent of all residents within the CSRD boundaries enjoy fire suppression service.
Becoming a firefighter
Want to give back to your community, make a difference to people affected by disaster, develop new skills and meet new people? Find out more about becoming a firefighter. We are now hiring paid on-call firefighters.
If you are interested in joining one of our CSRD fire departments, please contact the area Fire Chief or call the CSRD Fire Services Coordinator, Sean Coubrough at 250.833.5955. You can also email email@example.com
Standard Operating Guidelines
Standard Operating Guidelines are procedures that assist fire departments in order to meet their responsibilities regarding safe work practices as required by Worksafe BC. The CSRD's Fire Services Standard Operating Guidelines meet the current regulatory requirements. The CSRD will conduct a formal review of the SOG's every five years and will supplement the existing SOGs with new guidelines on an on-going basis as required.
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How can you help?
- All homes within the CSRD should have a house number. Emergency vehicles depend on those numbers for reference during a response. Please place your house number in a way that they are most visible to approaching vehicles. If you are unsure of your house number or an official number has not been assigned to your home, here's how to obtain a house number.
- The fire department will do its utmost to reach you during an emergency with its firefighting equipment, but the responsibility to keep driveways accessible is yours. Keep your driveways clear of snow and obstructions.
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