1.354 Fire Protection - Malahat - JDF
The Malahat Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service provides fire protection to the Malahat portion of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. The fire protection is delivered under contract by the neighbouring Cowichan Valley Regional District's Malahat Fire Department.
In 1985, the CRD Board was requested, by petition from the property owners, to establish a fire protection service covering the Malahat area of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. That year, the CRD Board adopted Bylaw No. 1368 which established a local service to undertake the service of furnishing fire protection for the Malahat area through an agreement with the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The service is now the Malahat Fire Protection and Emergency Response Service and is currently authorized and administered under Bylaw No. 2731.
The service is provided under contract with the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The contract is administered by CRD Protective Services. The CRD Board has adopted Bylaw No. 3452, Fire Regulation Bylaw No 1, 2007.
The budget for this service is established through an annual CRD Financial Planning process, and is funded by an annual property value tax levied in the local service area.