"To proudly protect lives and property by providing prompt, skillful, cost effective fire protection and life safety services."
To fulfill this Mission, the Fire Department adheres to the following principles:
We will take GREAT risks to save your life
We will take MINIMAL risks to save your property
We will take NO risks for the lives or property that are already lost
The Summerland Fire Department was established in 1949. Today we serve a population of approximately 11,700 residents from one central fire hall with a fire protection area of 67 square km. (26 square miles)
The Summerland Fire Department consists of 4 Career Firefighters and 30 Auxiliary Firefighters.
Firefighting equipment includes, three engines, one rescue, one water tender, one CAFS squad unit, one bush truck, two command vehicles, and one administration vehicle.
Please visit the "Services Provided" link for more information on the Fire Department. Services Provided
T E A M Together Everyone Achieves More
"Teamwork and communication are essential in our organization. Nothing of consequence usually occurs because of individual effort. Everything important in life occurs because of teamwork."