Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department

Proudly serving Anmore and Belcarra

A Passion for Service – The Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department Story

 

There’s a real sense of pride and community at the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department, a volunteer based organization that provides fire protection services to the Villages of Anmore and Belcarra, and obtains its funding and support services from Metro Vancouver.

 

Our success is built on what our people contribute. It’s the time they volunteer to train and serve their communities.

 

There are up to 42 volunteers who respond to about 65 calls each year. Half the calls are medical - the others may involve car accidents, ground fires and house fires.

  

Sasamat firefighters are trained to the same standard of care and certification as firefighters in the rest of BC. They receive training on ladders, hoses, emergency first aid, auto extraction, bush fires and other related training or certification. Everybody’s contribution, however small or large is appreciated and valued.

 

The success of our model rests not just with the strong cooperation between the Villages, but also in the wide variety of experiences and backgrounds of our membership.  Everybody uses their different skillsets to play a role in helping residents in need.  Our members are men and women: pilots, gas fitters, electricians, entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, nurses, even family members from three generations – who volunteer their time to the station and their community.

 

It’s a fun environment with a great sense of joy and camaraderie. This is an incredibly talented group of individuals who are proud to be called into action to intervene in a medical emergency or stop a fire.

 

To contact us:

2690 East Road

Anmore, BC, V3H 5G9

 

Phone: 604-469-0349

Fax: 604-469-0349

E-mail: jay.sharpe@anmore.com

 

 

 

Text Box: “We seldom give any thought as to "Who is?" or "What is?" the fire department. To many the fire department is nothing but a "service" at the other end of the telephone. A "service" that is expected to respond to emergencies. What many people forget is that the fire fighters who comprise our fire department are also our neighbours! Volunteers who have committed to many hours of training and to carrying a pager in order to respond to our personal emergencies. Neighbours who get called-out at all hours of the day or night!”  - Mayor Ralph Drew  (Belcarra)
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