The Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District has come a long way in the 50 years since Fire Hall #1 was built in Ganges. From a completely volunteer force with a wide range of skills, often modest, it has evolved to a highly competent, composite force of volunteers and career firefighters. SSIFPD is proud of all its firefighters, their dedication to service in the community, their training and their readiness to serve at all hours.

Women Fire Brigade 1953