The Deputy Chief and I are the only full-time members of Oyster River
Volunteer Fire Rescue (ORFR) and employees of the Comox Valley Regional
District (CVRD). It gives me great pleasure welcome readers to our official web
site on behalf of our members.
The Department continually strives to improve the services we provide to
visitors and residents of the communities within our fire protection area
The ORFR fire protection area covers nearly 200 square kilometers where we
answer 250 calls each year to serve approximately 8000 people.
Our equipment includes the following vehicles:
#44—4000 gallon tender
#43—duty officer vehicle
#46—engine (Mt. Washington)
Our professional team of 35 volunteer firefighters trains to meet the National
Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Fighter Professional
Qualifications and certification by the International Fire Service
Accreditation Congress and the National Board on Fire Service Professional
ORFR is a Full Service Operations Fire Department according to the British
Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards.
Since the spring of 2013, the Oyster River Fire Hall has been
participating in a program to reduce its use of hydroelectric power through the
use of solar panels. The panels, installed on the roof of the fire hall,
produce electricity that supplements the feed from BC Hydro.
This chart will provide you with an
overview of how we're doing at saving energy.