The TNRD has 16 Fire Service Areas. Nine of these areas are serviced through TNRD owned and operated fire departments, and seven of these areas are contracted to member municipalities.
The goal of TNRD Fire Protection Services is to protect lives, property and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public education and emergency response, with an emphasis on quality services, efficiency, effectiveness and safety.
TNRD Fire Departments
The TNRD administers nine rural fire departments, which provide structural fire protection in a number of rural areas of the regional district. Additionally, two TNRD Fire Departments in the North Thompson provide Road Rescue Service within their response boundaries (Blackpool Fire Rescue and Vavenby Fire Department).
Contracted Fire Departments
In addition to administering rural Fire Departments, the TNRD has contracts with a number of neighbouring jurisdictions to provide Fire Protection to TNRD properties. To find out whether your property is provided fire protection through contract, and for details, search your address in the Community Services Map below on this webpage.
- For information specific to Lower Nicola Fire Protection, click here
Apply to be a Paid On-Call Firefighter
Members of TNRD Fire Departments are vital to their communities, providing an invaluable service to protect lives and property. Serving as a firefighter is a rewarding opportunity and is a great way to learn a new skill and build camaraderie. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply to be a Paid-On-Call Firefighter, contact your local TNRD Fire Chief or contact the TNRD Fire Protection Services department at 1-877-377-8673, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- No previous experience is necessary to become a volunteer firefighter – volunteers train to professional standards;
- Volunteer firefighters of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, male or female;
- Volunteers are paid per call for their response, training and practices;
- All required PPE and training are provided – no out-of-pocket costs;
- Volunteer firefighters commit to two hours
per week of training at their local fire hall;
- Volunteer firefighters receive insurance coverage through WorkSafeBC, 24-hour accident insurance coverage, and $100,000 life insurance in case of accidental death; and
- The federal government provides tax credits to volunteer firefighters who serve at least 200 hours per year.
- A Valid Driver’s License (minimum);
- Minimum 18 years of age;
- Physically able to perform tasks and duties of the job (medical clearance)
- Criminal Records Check;
- Able to commit to training; and
- Live and/or work in the response area.
You can search an address using the interactive Community Services Map below to find out whether your property is within a fire protection area of the TNRD.