Community Involvement

Community involvement is a big part of the Lake Cowichan Fire Department, members are encouraged to assist, organize and donate their time for a wide variety of causes and events. We would like to thank the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer, Riverside Inn, Lake Cowichan Irlybird and the Lake Days Society for their support of our fund raising efforts, some of the various events and organizations that we support are listed below.

Muscular Dystrophy

Canadian Fire Fighters have played an integral role for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954, when a group of parents with children who were affected by Muscular Dystrophy approached a Fire Department and requested assistance in raising funds. With the Fire Fighters leading the way, Muscular Dystrophy Canada conducted the first residential canvass in Toronto, and raised more than $200,000 for research. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) pledged their continuing support “until a cure is found.”

Since that time, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has become a National Organization supported by more than 600 Fire Departments and Associations across Canada, who currently raise over $2.8 million dollars annually – for a total of $64.1 million since 1954.

Lake Cowichan Firefighters are proud to support this great cause though various fund-raising events such as Boot Drives, Hot Dog Sales and participation in the Mesachie Lake Muscular Dystrophy Auction and Slow Pitch tournament.

Lake Cowichan Community Services Food and Toy Drive

Every December firefighters spend the day outside the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer and collect food, cash and un wrapped new toys in support of the Lake Cowichan Community Services hamper program.

The Christmas Hamper program could not happen without the tireless work of an army of volunteers. Donations of food, money or new unwrapped toys are needed and highly appreciated by all in the community who benefit from this much needed service which helps bring cheer to all at Christmas time.

Victoria Firefighters Burn Unit

Lake Cowichan Firefighters are proud to donate funds to this worthy cause, the Victoria Firefighters Burn fund Victoria, BC is a non-profit volunteer society dedicated to the treatment, support, prevention and education related to burn and fire injuries. All donations are used exclusively to support the aims and projects of the Burn Fund, including the maintenance and upkeep of The Burn House. The Fire Fighters Burn Fund was founded in 1978 by two fire fighters from the Victoria and Oak Bay fire departments.

The fund supports the prevention and treatment of burn injuries. This includes the purchase of medical equipment for the Burn Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital, patient and family support (including the Burn House) and fire and burn prevention programs in the community.