The Torbay Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) was formed in 1974, after a tragic fire took the lives of six Torbay residents. In an ongoing commitment to help ensure such a tragedy never happens again, these dedicated Volunteers give freely of their time and energy, continually training and honing their skills. Their commitment to serving our Community in this essential way is integral to helping provide 8000 residents and businesses in the Towns of Torbay and Flatrock with professional emergency services. The TVFD has been fortunate to have had many skilled personnel volunteer their services, over the years. One of the founding members – Fire Chief Mike McGrath continues to serve with the Department.
The TVFD operates out of two stations, and provides the following services:
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Inspection
- Public Education
- Medical Response
- Vehicle Extrication
The Department has also implemented a full Fire Prevention Program with an emphasis in pre-fire planning and fire inspections. As well, they conduct fire drills in our schools.
Along with the assistance of the local Ladies Auxiliary, the Department also takes part in many Community events and, when possible, conduct fundraising to help acquire the different needs of this 100% volunteer organization.