Texada Island’s Volunteer Fire Departments

Texada Island’s Volunteer Fire Departments
Both Van Anda and Gillies Bay and the surrounding area are protected by two volunteer fire departments that routinely work together to fight fires on the island. Both departments are members of the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association of British Columbia. Members of the two departments hold weekly meetings and training sessions, where proper equipment usage and maintenance is covered.
The fire departments are responsible for issuing burning permits and also informing the public of fire bans during the fire season.
Current Fire Chiefs:
– Van Anda  – Mike Craggs – 604-486-0394 or 604-414-3601
– Gillies Bay – Doug Paton – 604-486-7109 or 604-414-5121
For more information about joining please call either chief at the numbers listed.