As the only full-time member of Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue (ORFR) and employee of the Comox
Valley Regional District (CVRD), it gives me great pleasure welcome readers to our official web
site on behalf of our members.
The Department continually strives to improve the services we provide to visitors and residents of
the communities within our fire protection boundaries.
The ORFR fire protection area covers nearly 200 square kilometers where we answer 250 calls each
year to serve approximately 4500 people.
Our equipment includes the following vehicles:
#44—4000 gallon tender
#43—duty officer vehicle
Our professional team of 35 volunteer firefighters trains to meet the National Fire Protection Association
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Fighter and certification by the
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and the National Board on Fire Service
Since the spring of 2013, the Oyster River Fire Hall has been participating in a program to
reduce its use of hydroelectric power through the use of solar panels. The panels,
installed on the roof of the fire hall, produce electricity that supplements the feed from
This chart will provide you with an overview of how we're
doing at saving energy.