Fire Rescue Services

Fire danger rating sign

Fire Risk is at Low

Report any wildfire or open burning violation:  1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on cell phone

Category 2 Open Burning Prohibited 


  • burning any piled or unpiled material smaller than 2 metres high by 3 metres wide;
  • burning stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres;
  • use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description; and,
  • use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

Contacting Fire Rescue Services

Within the Cowichan Valley, there are 18 Volunteer Fire Departments and 21 fire stations.

Please call 9-1-1 only for real emergencies. Volunteers get paged from their regular work and family lives to respond to emergencies.

The halls are not manned, so you may need to leave a message for non-emergency issues in your area at the following numbers:
Cowichan Valley Regional District 

Municipality of North Cowichan

Honeymoon Bay Fire Rescue
Chemainus Hall 250.246.3121
Malahat Fire Rescue
Crofton Hall 250.246.3650
Mesachie Lake Fire Rescue 250.749.6277
Maple Bay Hall 250.748.8654
North Oyster Fire Rescue 250.245.5111
Southend Hall 250.746.4911
Sahtlam Fire Rescue 250.748.1242

Youbou Fire Rescue 250.745.3414

Cowichan Bay Improvement District
City of Duncan 250.746.6126
Cowichan Bay VFD 250.743.7111
Duncan VFD 250.746.5211
Mill Bay Improvement District
Town of Ladysmith  250.245.6400
Mill Bay VFD 250.743.5563
Ladysmith Fire Rescue 250.245.6436
Shawnigan Lake Improvement District
Town of Lake Cowichan  250.749.6681
Shawnigan Lake VFD 250.743.2042
Lake Cowichan VFD 250.749.3522
Thetis Island Improvement District
Caycuse Volunteer Fire Department Society
Thetis Island VFD 250.246.4834
Caycuse VFD 250.745.3435