Hornby Island Fire Rescue is located on Hornby Island, on the west coast of British Columbia. We are a volunteer department staffed with 22 members, led by Chief Giff LaRose.
We have a 4 bay firehall housing our 4 front line apparatus:
- 2004 American Lefrance pumper with 1050 GPM pump and 1000 gallon storage.
- 1996 Superior tanker with a 1500 gallon capacity
- 2000 Crestline ambulance
- 1982 King/Seagrave rescue truck containing our forestry, high angle rescue, and auto extrication gear.
Hornby Island is a community that has no central water source, and therefore no hydrant system. We get our water from the ocean, backyard ponds and many water storage tanks that we have distributed around the island. Depending on the location of a fire scene, we may be lucky enough to be able to pump directly out of a good water source. More often than not, however, we’ll be shuttling loads of water with our tanker truck.