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About Us

Bella Coola Fire Department serves the Bella Coola townsite (AKA "Downtown"), from the Clayton Falls Recreation Area to Tonquin Road. Our service area includes important structures and landmarks such as the Government Wharf, Bella Coola General Hospital, Bella Coola Elementary, and the Regional District Landfill and Transfer Station. We are a small and dedicated team of fully volunteer firefighters who spend our downtime training, maintaining, and educating as best we can.


Structural Fire Suppression
Marine-Interface Fire Suppression (Gov't Wharf)
Landfill Fire Suppression
Public Education
Urban-Interface Fire Suppression
Emergency Support

Our Team

Fred Sorensen

Fire Chief

    Dathan Harris

    Deputy Fire Chief

      Andrew Stapleton

      Training Officer

        Katherine Best

        Senior Firefighter

          Zac Brochu

          Senior Firefighter

            Shayla Lalonde

            Senior Firefighter / Scene Safety

              Jenna Gagnon


                James Ward


                  Melanie Ward

                  Firefighter / Scene Safety

                    Ashley Nadeau

                    Recruit Firefighter

                      Cole Balaski

                      Recruit Firefighter

                        Kate McGivney

                        Recruit Firefighter

                          Ryan Levesque

                          Recruit Firefighter

                            Gilles Dionne

                            Retired Firefighter / Support

                              Contact & Recruitment

                              We currently have as many firefighters as we can handle and are not actively seeking new recruits. However, we are always looking for fit, capable individuals who reside in the downtown area, or within a short driving distance. If you're interested, please fill in the form below to get the ball rolling.

                              Contact form