Lumby & District Volunteer Fire Department
Welcome to our site.
On behalf of the Lumby and District Volunteer Fire Department and it’s members, welcome to our web site. I hope you find it informative and enjoyable.
Currently we have 7 trucks in service, consisting of an Engine, a 65’ Aerial Apparatus (ladder truck), 2 Water Tenders, a Mini Pumper, a rescue/command vehicle and most recently a Wildland / Urban interface response unit. All operated by the 23 men and women that make up our current membership.
Our fire protection district covers one of the largest areas in B.C., with the protection area covering just past the White Valley Division of Tolko Sawmill to the west, east to the top of Shuswap Hill on Highway 6, north to the Shuswap Falls area and to the south, the Whitevale area and all points in between. These are just approximant locations to give an idea of our protection area and are by no means the exact locations. For more information on the protection coverage area please contact the Fire Department or the Regional District of the North Okanagan.
Our “Jaws of Life” response covers from Brewer Rd. to the Monashee Summit and any area that requires Auto Extrication through provincial agreements.
With a wide range of calls, our response volume sits between 60 and 90 calls per year. We also practice regularly every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm. The fire hall is located at 1769 Shuswap Ave. Come out and watch anytime!
In 2003 we had members and equipment assisting with the wildfires in Kelowna and Sun Peaks Ski Resort. Our hearts are with the families that lost their homes, personal belongings and memorabilia that year, it was a tragedy that will not be soon forgotten. If you would like any further information on how to protect your property and home in the event of a forest fire or other emergencies please visit http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/FireSmart-BC4.pdf or http://getprepared.ca/index_e.asp, these are both great sites that can assist you.
The members also participate in a wide range of community activities including fire hall tours for pre-schools, daycares and elementary schools, security for the dry grad festivities for our local high school, Lumby Days, fundraisers for Muscular Dystrophy, BBQ fundraisers and boot drives for the Halloween fireworks show and many more community projects.
If you are interested in becoming a proud member of the Lumby and District Volunteer Fire Department please feel free to give me a call or drop down and see us on a Tuesday night, or pick up an application at the village office.
Fire Chief Tony Clayton
Lumby and Dist. Volunteer Fire Dept.