GVFD overview

The Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department operates under the direction of the Fire Chief and trustees.


Currently we have 38 firefighter positions. The Office of the Fire Commissioner suggests it be raised to 40 firefighters: 20 for Hall Number 1 and 20 for Hall Number 2.

We have 2 fire halls, and 12 vehicles.

Our department earned the Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation from the Fire Underwriter Survey.

This means that Gabriola property owners are eligible for significant savings on their insurance, because testing proved that the GVFD can deliver large amounts of water to a fire scene. If you’re a property owner on Gabriola, make sure your insurance agent knows that we have this hydrant equivalency status!

Department Info

-Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

-EMA Licensed First Responders

-Fully Qualified Firefighters

-State of the Art Fire Hall

Opening Hours

Office Hours:
9:00am - 4:00pm,

Tuesday - Friday

Please Note The office is closed to the public during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Please phone (250) 247-9677 to contact the office during office hours and for non emergency assistance call the Duty Officer pager
(250) 755-8992.

Emergency 9-1-1

Non Emergency (250) 247-9677

Albert Reed Memorial Hall #1

730 Church St.
Gabriola Island B.C.
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