The Bow Horn Bay Fire Department’s operational and financial matters are overseen by a Board of Trustees, who meet on a monthly basis. Each Trustee has a single vote and their power lies in the ability to convince the other Trustees to agree with their point of view. Therefore, one Trustee cannot commit the Fire Department to any particular action, not even the Chairperson. The powers of Trustee are collective, rather than individual.


Trustees are expected to act in the best interest of the community and strive to govern in the best interests of the residents. Trustees must not use their position to benefit personally or they may be in a conflict of interest.


The term of office for all Trustees is three years, unless they were elected to fill the remainder of the term for a position that became vacant before the end of the term. Trustees are elected by the Members of the Bow Horn Fire Department and any remuneration (honorarium) paid to the trustees is determined at each year’s Annual General Meeting, by the Members/Firefighters.