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Burning Restrictions have been lifted. Fire Permits Required.


BY-ELECTION

Correspondence, November 4, 2016, regarding By-election to fill vacancies of the Board of Trustees.

Correspondence - Inspector of Municipalities pdf_icon Adobe PDF document


PRESS RELEASE - October 31, 2016

At the October 24, 2016 Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District, Trustee Michael Craig and Trustee Derek Hill submitted their verbal resignations.

On October 26, 2016 Chair Linda Lee submitted her resignation as Chair of the Board.

At a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District held on October 28, 2016, chaired by Trustee Norbert Schlenker, the Board accepted the verbal resignations of Trustee Michael Craig and Trustee Derek Hill. The Board appointed Mr. Thomas Moore to be Returning Office for a by-election to be held to fill all vacancies on the Board. Trustee Mitchell Forest was elected Chair of the Board.

After the meeting, written notices of resignation were received from Trustee Linda Lee and Trustee Norbert Schlenker.

The Board of Trustees wishes to publically acknowledge the enormous contribution made by all the trustees who have resigned and thank them for their service to the District and our community.

Mitchell Forest
Chair, Board of Trustees


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 and CAO

2016 Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Trustees and CAO Andrew Peat.

Left to right: Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Peat, Trustees Michael Craig, Linda Lee, Norbert Schlenker, Mitch Forest, Howard Baker and Derek Hill.


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.


21 November 2016


Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
CANCELLED

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.


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
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Individual Residence Wildfire Hazard Assessment


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


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