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SSIFPD Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District will be held on

April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

at the
Salt Spring Lions Club Hart Bradely Hall
103 Bonnet Avenue

The election results will be announced as well, the District auditor's report, Fire Chief's report and Trustees annual report.

Meeting Agenda:

Related document(s):

Monthly Trustee Meeting April 24, 2017

Time: following the Annual General Meeting
Place: Salt Spring Lions Club Hart Bradely Hall, 103 Bonnet Avenue

Meeting Agenda:


VOTING DAY for the election of Trustees will be open on

Saturday 22nd of April 2017

to qualified electors of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District at:

Training Room Ganges Fire Hall, 105 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C.

and such voting place shall be open between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District By-election
All Candidates Meeting

April 5, 2017 7:00pm
Hart Bradley Hall, Salt Spring Island Lions Club

A public meeting with the candidates nominated to fill vacancies on the Board of Trustees of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District has been scheduled for April 5, 2017 at Hart Bradley Hall, Salt Spring Island Lions Club, beginning at 7:00pm. The candidates for election will speak briefly with the remainder of the meeting being given over to members of the public who will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

Open Burning Bylaw

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Bylaw No. 125 (Open Burning Bylaw) can be viewed here.

A Guide to the New Open-Burning Bylaw 125 can be viewed here.

The Burning Restrictions have been lifted for Salt Spring Island.
Fire Permits are required.

We are asking people to take the following precautions with any permitted outdoor burning:

  • Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and to prevent it from escaping
  • Do not burn in windy conditions. The weather can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires
  • Create a fireguard around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material
  • Never leave a fire unattended
  • Make sure that your fire is fully extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before you leave the area for any length of time.

For More information please call the Ganges Fire Hall 250-537-2531 or email us at info@saltspringfire.com

Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Trustees

Left to right: Trustee Howard Holzapfel, Trustee Chris Budd, Fire Chief Arjuna George, Trustee Mary Lynn Hetherington, Trustee Howard Baker. Back: Trustee Mitch Forest, Trustee Per Svendsen.

Superior Tender Shuttle Service Information

On April 9th, 2011 Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue accomplished a true milestone in successfully completing the Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation Testing requirements.

Since then, many Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District (SSIFPD) Ratepayers whose residential address falls within the coverage zone - and who weren't previously considered to have been in a "hydranted" area - have benefited from reductions in their Insurance Premiums.

We're proud to provide our community with this opportunity for savings; in fact, only two other Fire Departments in BC have passed the rigorous testing required, so please forgive us if it sounds like we're tooting our horn!

You should take a look at our Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation page to view the coverage map and associated documents and call your Insurance Company.

The Local Fire Hazard is Low.

The Venting Index on,
Monday, April 24, 2017
NO machine pile burning.

16 March 2016

Facilities & Physical Plant Committee
7:00pm Training Room, Ganges Fire Hall

20 March 2016

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
7:00pm, Lower Hall, Ganges United Church

23 March 2016

Occupational Health & Safety Committee
5:30pm Staff Lounge, Ganges Fire Hall

2015 Fire Underwriters Survey Report (Final)

This notice was posted July 29, 2015

Please note that this is the final version of the 2015 Fire Underwriters Survey Report.

2015 Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Report - Final pdf_icon Adobe PDF document

Ellis Recycle Ltd.

This notice was posted February 22, 2013

Ellis Recycle in Victoria, BC handles the safe disposal of signal & distress flares.


S.A.F.E (Smoke Alarms for Every... Salt Spring senior citizen, physically disabled person or person living on a fixed income)

Salt Spring Island Rotary Club and Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue have teamed up ensure that seniors, physically disabled persons and persons living on a fixed income have working, battery powered smoke alarms in their homes.

To request a site visit for smoke detector installation please contact Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue at 250 537-2531.

Note: This program is not intended to replace the responsibility that landlords have to their tenants to provide working smoke detectors.

Community Wildland Interface Fire Protection Plan

Community Wildland Interface Fire Protection Plan for the Improvement District of Saltspring Island
  • view pdf_icon (679KB) Adobe PDF document

Note: Adobe PDF documents can be saved and/or printed after they have been opened in a browser window.

Individual Residence Wildfire Hazard Assessment

Find out which Hazard Rating Class your residence is in with this online assessment form.

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