SPROAT LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. has been serving the Sproat Lake area since 1965.
The first fire apparatus the department acquired was a converted 1943 Ford Jeep, affectionately known as Mabel.
Mabel is shown here at the first firehall located across from Lakeshore Store. The hall is still standing today and Mabel is a vintage unit used for display and parades.
The Department now has seven trucks housed in three halls. As we don’t have hydrants in the Sproat Lake area, we have to rely on water from the lake and from tanker trucks.
We currently have 36 members and are in need of more volunteers . If you are between the ages of 17 and 70, male or female – there is a place where you can fit in. There are numerous benefits to being a volunteer:
· Training in firefighting
· Training in emergency medicine
· Training in related courses
· Sense of dedication to your community
Working as part of a team
Simply drop by one of the three firehalls on any Tuesday evening at 7 pm or call for more information.
Hall #1 is located at 10605 Lakeshore Road by the West Bay Hotel
(Captain Ron McKnight 723-5848)
Hall #2 is located at 9501 Faber Road
(Captain Mike Barker 723-4494)
Hall #3 is located at 7667 Pacific Rim Highway
(Captain Mike Cann 724-0855)
or the Fire Chief – Chris Duncan at 735-0588
In March of 2003, the Sproat Lake Fire Department was given approval to construct a Live Fire Training site. By 2004 the work was well along with the early construction, and the plans had been viewed by trainers from the island and the mainland who felt this would be a great asset to departments and firefighters on this area of the island. The Training Site is available to the local and other interested fire departments.
Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.
7667 Pacific Rim Highway
Port Alberni, B.C.