The Barlow Creek and Deka Lake Volunteer Fire Departments have received residents' permission to use 10-year financing for their upcoming fire engine replacements.
The Alternative Approval Processes (AAP) finished on March 2 and no opposition forms were received. Now, we are moving ahead to purchase the new fire engines this year.
Volunteer fire departments must follow certain replacement schedules for their fire trucks to meet Canadian certification requirements. To meet those requirements, the CRD has a long-term replacement plan for its fire trucks. This plan aims to keep the tax impacts management for each fire truck replacement by coordinating a bulk purchasing agreement with standard yet customizable trucks, by adjusting the purchasing model to ten-year financing and by using a consistent approach with public assent processes. Using 10-year debt financing rather than 5-year financing requires resident’s permission, so there will be a public assent process, an alternative approval process or referendum, for each truck replacement to gain permission to use 10-year debt financing.
The following VFDs will see truck replacements in the next few years.
AAPs passed successfully in April 2019 to use 10-year debt financing to purchase fire engines at the Kersley, Lone Butte and Forest Grove volunteer fire departments. A referendum passed successfully for both Interlakes truck replacements (2019 & 2021) in August 2018.
The Cariboo Regional District currently administers 14 volunteer fire departments throughout the region. All volunteer fire departments operated by the Cariboo Regional District are recognized for insurance purposes by the Fire Underwriters Survey. To see if your property is in a current fire protection area, please reference our Maps section of the website.
Become a Firefighter!
To apply to become a volunteer firefighter, please contact your local department below.
108 Mile VFD 250-791-5715 email@example.com
150 Mile VFD 250-296-4647 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barlow Creek VFD 250-992-8444 email@example.com
Bouchie Lake VFD 250-249-5988 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deka Lake VFD 250-593-4522 email@example.com
Forest Grove VFD 250-397-2122 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interlakes VFD 250-593-4266 email@example.com
Kersley VFD 250-747-7432 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lac La Hache VFD 250-396-4112 email@example.com
Lone Butte VFD 250-395-3112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Miocene VFD 250-296-4502 email@example.com
Ten Mile VFD 250-992-1182 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Fraser VFD 250-992-2534 email@example.com
Wildwood VFD 250-989-0089 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cariboo Regional District has established mutual aid agreements between fire departments, which encourages a cooperative approach to maximizing the level of service provided to our constituents. The agreements allow equipment and manpower from departments to assist neighbouring fire departments in the case of large fires or concurrent incidents.
Mutual aid agreements are also in place with the three municipal fire departments: the District of 100 Mile House, the City of Williams Lake, and the City of Quesnel, as well as with several independent and First Nations fire departments.
For further information regarding fire protection services, contact the Manager of Protective Services by telephone at 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-665-1636.
Page last modified: April 20, 2020 11:04:30 PDT