Emergency Responders

The Village of Sayward has a Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance service provided by BC Ambulance Service.

Become a Volunteer Firefighter

The Sayward Volunteer Fire Department is always seeking enthusiastic women and men to become volunteer firefighters. Applications can be obtained from Fire Station #1, or contact the Village Office at 250-282-5512. You can also visit their website at:


All equipment and training are provided at no cost to you. Come and be part of Sayward’s Emergency Team! Practice nights are every Thursday at 7pm. Some additional training is held out of town and paid for by the Fire Department. For more information, please call 250-282-5512 or 250-282-5505 and ask for Fire Chief John Hanson, or call him at 250-282-3212.

Volunteer Fire Department Information

BC Ambulance Service

Founded in 1974, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) is the largest provider of emergency health care in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Under the authority of BC Emergency Health services, BCAS serves over 4.3 million British Columbians and responds to calls for service across six health authorities covering 929,730 square kilometers.

BCAS is dedicated to providing British Columbians with access to high quality and timely patient care. Through the provision of dispatch and paramedic services, expert patient care is delivered from the time a call for help is placed to 9-1-1, to treatment at the scene and transport to hospital.

BC Ambulance Service recognizes that pre-hospital emergency care often requires a professional team approach and appreciates the critical role first responding organizations, such as fire departments, play in ensuring that our patients have access to timely and high quality care during medical emergencies.

BC Ambulance Service