Parksville Fire Rescue

Make firefighting part of your life!

Our members on what volunteering firefighting means to them. LINK TO VIDEO

Join our dedicated team of volunteer paid on-call firefighters. Finding the right balance between family, work and volunteering is challenging, but also rewarding. We’d love to chat about what we do at Parksville Fire Rescue and if you are ready to answer the call. Call us at 250 248-3242 to speak with an officer and arrange a tour. Application deadline Friday, March 1.

Lots more info at recruitment.

Are you ready to answer the call?


Parksville Fire Rescue has proudly served our community since 1942. Paid on-call volunteers and career firefighters provide fire and emergency response services in the Parksville Fire Protection Area. Firefighters are highly skilled professionals who value integrity, honesty, selflessness, commitment, courage, and are hardworking and family oriented. The Parksville Fire Protection Area encompasses the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo which include San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, and the Fourneau Road, Wildgreen, and Martindale Road areas. The population of the fire protection area is about 20,000, increasing substantially in the summer months.

We respond to about 800 calls annually: structure fires, rescues, motor vehicle incidents, medical assistance, and public service requests. We rely on the commitment of paid on-call volunteer firefighters dedicated to public safety and community service. With the growth and development in our region, recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters continues to be a challenge for Parksville Fire Rescue. Consider joining our dedicated team of volunteer paid on-call firefighters. If you have a desire to help keep your community safe, checkout the recruitment section of our website and give us a call to chat.

Our Mission Statement

Parksville Fire Rescue strives to protect and support the community by providing outstanding service in the areas of fire suppression, emergency response, member training, fire prevention, public education and charitable community service. (2014)