The Parksville Fire Protection area includes the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo including San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, Fourneau Road, and the Forever Green Estates. The population of the fire protection area is estimated at approximately 20,000 people.
The department responds to fires, motor vehicle incidents, hazardous materials incidents, utility emergencies, carbon monoxide alarms and performs rescue services, along with other public services.
The membership, comprised of 3 career members and 36 volunteers (maximum; actual numbers fluctuate), are alerted to emergencies via radio pagers thereby triggering a response. Fire Department members muster at the main fire station located at 160 West Jensen Avenue. From here, members collect their personal protective equipment and respond to incidents in the appropriate fire apparatus.