The CVFSA is committed to providing leadership in the fire service across Canada through excellence, innovation, education, quality leadership and management.

We are committed to deliver support to volunteer fire services in order that they can meet the needs of the communities they serve.

We take pride in what we do and measure our success by the satisfaction of our members and our communities.

To benefit the community by maintaining and strengthening Canadian Volunteer fire services through the provision of education and training, administration and organizational standards for volunteer firefighter units across Canada.
What We Do

Representing the specific interest of volunteer firefighters in Canada, the CVFSA;

  • Holds a seat on the National Advisory Council to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Holds a seat on the Board of the Canadian Fallen Firefighter Foundation
  • Provides Fundraising opportunities to volunteer departments
  • Presents annually the CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Offers Municipal Long Service Medals to volunteer firefighter with 30 plus years of service
  • Supports and promotes volunteer recruitment and retention across Canada
  • Supports Health and Safety for volunteer fire departments

Benefits of Membership

  • Accident insurance from $10,000 to $50,000
  • Optional First Responder Assistance Program (FRAP) for volunteer fire departments
  • CVFSA Window Decal
  • Attend and participate in the CVFSA’s Annual Conference/AGM
  • Be part of an organization respected throughout Canada
  • Receive CVFSA newsletters
  • Call on the Association’s office for information and statistics
  • Develop a network with other volunteer firefighters across Canada
  • Members are eligible for the CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Access to a “Members Only” portion of the CVFSA website

Your membership helps strengthen the voice of volunteer firefighters in Canada


2020 CVFSA AGM Postponed – Date To Be Announced

The CVFSA 2020 Annual General Meeting has been postponed. The date will be announced here once finalized.  This year's AGM will be done a bit differently as a result of COVID preventing us from holding an in person meeting.  We will be holding the AGM via ZOOM this...

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2020 “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award” ©

You can now submit your nomination for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are due by May 01st 2020.  Nominations received after May 01st may be considered for 2021. For over ten years the CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award has been a benchmark tradition of...

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