They raised money during a weekend Hose Lay competition, and at the end of the weekend, those attending chose to donate $500 to the Firefighter’s Foundation Fund. Thanks Tomslake and all who attended the competition. Your support is truly appreciated.

This Foundation or Benevolent Fund was established to help out Firefighter’s or their family members when emergent needs arise.  It has be used in the past to grant funds in the case of death in the family, severe illnesses, a need to travel for health care and so on.

The Fund is maintained through donations of $10 per firefighter per year. Membership is optional but is only open to members of this association, The Volunteer Firefighters’ Association of B.C.  As well, the use of the program funds is restricted to only those departments that have paid and continue to pay into the fund in an ongoing basis.

To Become a member you simply begin to send your $10 per firefighter into the Volunteer Firefighters FoundationFund at:

  • Volunteer Firefighters Foundation Fund
  • C/O Volunteer Firefighters’ Association of B.C.
  • Box 3026
  • Castlegar, B.C.
  • V1N 3H4

Claims are made through your local Fire Chief who contacts:

  • PRESIDENT: Les Schumacher
  • 2541 Bayview Road
  • Blind Bay, B.C.
  • V0E 1H1
  • Ph. (250) 675-3389
  • email:

And / Or

  • Mac Gregory
  • Box 3026
  • Castlegar, B.C.
  • V1N 3H4
  • Ph. (250) 365-7720 or
  • Cell (250) 365-1802
  • email:

Please note the administration of the fund has been moved to the office of the Volunteer Firefighters’ Association of B.C. in Castlegar.

Please pass this information form on to your Volunteer Firefighters.

To participate in the Foundation Fund you MUST BE A MEMBER of the Volunteer Firefighters’ Assoc. of B.C.

Headed Foundation Fund Members as of November 1, 2015

  • 70 Mile VFD
  • 108 Mile VFD
  • 150 Mile VFD
  • Agassiz Fire Dept
  • Barlow Creek VFD
  • Bear Lake
  • Beaverly Fire Rescue
  • Boston Bar/North Bend
  • Bouchie Lake VFD
  • Buckhorn Vol. Fire Dept.
  • Chase VFD
  • Chetwynd VFD
  • Deka Lake VFD
  • Duncan Fire Dept
  • Ferndale/Tabor Fire Dept.
  • Forest Grove VFD
  • Gabriola VFD
  • Gibsons Fire Dept
  • Hayes Creek Fire Dept.
  • Hedley Fire Department
  • Hixon Fire Dept.
  • Honeymoon Bay Fire Dept.
  • Interlakes VFD
  • Invermere Fire Dept
  • Kent District
  • Keremeos Fire Dept.
  • Kersley VFD
  • Lac La Hache VFD
  • Lantzvill Vol. Fire Dept.
  • Logan Lake VFD
  • Lone Butte
  • Mayne Island Fire Dept
  • McBride Fire Dept.
  • McBride Fire Dept.
  • Midcene VFD
  • Mill Bay VFD
  • Nakusp Fire Dept
  • Ness Lake
  • OK Falls Fire Dept.
  • Ootischenia VFD
  • Otter Point VFD
  • Pemberton VFD
  • Pender Island Fire Rescue
  • Roberts Creek VFD
  • Robson Fire Department
  • Sahatlam VFD
  • Salmon Valley VFD
  • Salt Spring Island
  • Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department
  • SunPeaks Fire Rescue
  • Ten Mile VFD
  • Tofino VFD
  • Tomslake & District VFD
  • Tulameen & District
  • Tumbler Ridge
  • Valemount Fire Dept
  • Van Anda
  • West Fraser VFD
  • Wildwood VFD
  • Zeballos Fire Dept.