The Lake Cowichan Fire Department maintains a high profile in the community, the department was formed in 1947. In addition to protecting the Town itself, the Town of Lake Cowichan Fire Department protects all areas from Meades Creek to Skutz Falls in a service agreement with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).

The Department exists to provide fire, medical, prevention and other rescue services to those who live, work, or travel through the Town of Lake Cowichan and surrounding community's in which it borders.