Taylor Fire & Rescue
Taylor Fire & Rescue serves to protect the community. Our firefighters are also actively engaged with the public and volunteer at many local events throughout the year. We are proud and grateful for the strong presence and efficient service this department provides to our residents.
Staff & Equipment
Currently, Taylor Fire Rescue (TFR) consists of one Fire Chief, one Deputy Fire Chief, three volunteer Captains, three Lieutenants, and twelve firefighters. TFR also enjoys having auxiliary members. All of these positions, except the Fire Chief and Deputy, are filled by volunteers who are dedicated to serving our community.
The department has one pumper (Engine 11), one pumper/tender (Engine 12), one rescue truck (Rescue 10), one Crash/Wildland truck (Unit 3) and a Command Unit (Car 1).
Quick Stats at a Glance
- This department is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Busiest year on record was 164 calls in 2016
- Members participated in over 1,450+ hours of training
- Members give over 600 hours of service at special events that include, the Gold Panning Parade, 10+ visits to the area schools, numerous fire hall tours, various demonstrations, participating in the Remembrance Day Parade, and the fun day at the Oilman’s Annual Campout
- The Firefighters Association puts on an annual Mother’s Day Breakfast for the community
Do you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of this career? We encourage you to fill out a Taylor Fire Rescue Service Application and join our fire department.
Taylor Fire Department Junior Firefighter Program
The Junior Firefighter Program was instituted by the District of Taylor Fire Department as a training program for young men and women, ages 14 to 18 interested in serving their community and preparing to become active firefighters upon reaching the age of 19. At age 19, the Junior Firefighter is eligible to become a full-time member of the Taylor Fire & Rescue Service.
If you are interested in becoming a Junior Firefighter please fill out a Junior Firefighter Application and contact Chief Byford at 250-789-3392 or email SByford@districtoftaylor.com.
Firefighter of the Year
Since 2010, one outstanding member of the department is designated annually as “Firefighter of the Year.” The Chief is responsible for picking the award recipient from the nominations received from membership.
The recipients of this award have been:
2018 – Captain John Murphy
2017 – Firefighter Jennifer Simpson
2016 – Firefighter Ed Fornelli
2015 – Firefighter Shannon Bolog
2014 – Captain Bert Eisler
2013 – Firefighter Andrew Wingo
2012 – Firefighter Matthew Edgar
2011 – Firefighter Kristine Doerksen
2010 – Captain Bill Cassidy
Several additional recognition awards were added in 2016:
2019 – Community Champion: Firefighter Ed Fornelli
2018 – Most Improved: Firefighter Tony Di Maddalena
2017 – Rookie of the Year: Deputy Kevin Needham
2017 – Community Champion: Lt. Brent Taillefer
2016 – Most Improved: Firefighter Shannon Bolog
2016 – Rookie of the Year: Firefighter Jennifer Simpson
2016 – Community Champion: Lt. Sadie Jones