South Galiano Volunteer Fire Department Society

The SGVFD Society provides fire protection and general emergency response to the people of South Galiano.

Our Impact Why We Exist

My elderly mother had a chimney fire last year, and she was restricted in her mobility and frail with dementia. I was grateful for the SGVFD's promptness, efficiency, and most of all their assurance that the fire was definitely out which came after they climbed onto the roof and used the Thermal Imaging Camera. I was left with good peace of mind.

Kate Sherry, Galiano BC

Our Story What We Do

We are a volunteer driven fire department. When our neighbours and visitors require medical attention or a fire threatens the safety of our community, we are there. We train weekly, year round, to make sure that the people and property of South Galiano are protected.

Our Programs How We Do It

We respond to a variety of incidents, from car and structure fires, to rescues of injured hikers, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and downed power lines. We also provide fire prevention and education to our community, inspection services, issue burning permits and addressing.

What You Can Do

We rely on volunteers who give their time, money and expertise to keep our island safe.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

Do you want be more directly involved in our organization? Please consider joining the fire department or the board of directors of our society.


Ben Mabberley
Charitable Number: 894400787RR0001