Being a member

The Summerville & District Volunteer Fire Department is made up of approximately 30 members who fill a number of different roles.  Members not only respond to fire, rescue and medical calls but also put on various community events and fundraisers. It is a great way to be involved in your community.

To be a member you must reside within our service area. As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in events like Fire Prevention Week, the Elf Run, regular Fish Supper & Jam Nights, and more. Members in good standing will also have access to recreational facilities at the hall. Qualifying members also receive both federal and provincial benefits.

Training is provided bi-weekly on Thursday evenings and is your opportunity to work together as a team while learning how and when to use all the various equipment and tools we have. Training topics are of a huge variety and often include vehicle extrication with hydraulic tools (often referred to as the Jaws of Life), SCBA interior search & rescue and fire attack, basic pumper operation, hose and nozzle handling, and communications. Members are also asked to attend our regular monthly meeting.

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As a Firefighter you have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills for the operations of fire apparatus , water & ice rescue, vehicle extrication, and basic fire fighting.

Medical First Responder (MFR)

To become a medical first responder you are required to complete a 40 hour provincially recognized training program. An MFR may then qualify for registration by Emergency Health Services (EHS). MFR’s can maintain certification through EHS by attending continuing education seminars.

Jr. Firefighter

The position of Jr. Firefighter is open to youth ages 16-18. Jr. Firefighters you participate in training sessions, emergency calls (with some restrictions)  and community events.

Join Our Department

Are you interested in joining the SVFD? Please fil out the form below and you will be contacted by a recruitment officer.

"The bravest thing you may ever do is fill out the application form"


Mission Statement

"To provide quality Fire Protection, Fire Prevention Education, and Fire Rescue Services to protect the lives and property of the Residence of Summerville and surrounding communities."

Emergency Information Questionnaire

Please fill out the Emergency Information Questionnaire online. Questionnaires can also be downloaded filled out and dropped off at Fire Prevention Open House, faxed, or mailed in.

Contact Us

59 Summerville Wharf RD
Summerville, Nova Scotia
B0N 2K0
Non-EmergencyPh# 633-2680
Fx# 633-2732

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