Open Burning Bylaw
Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Bylaw No. 125 (Open Burning Bylaw) can be viewed .
A Guide to the New Open-Burning Bylaw 125 can be viewed .
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 email@example.com
Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees February 20, 2017
Lower Hall, Ganges United Church
During the Town Hall session of the meeting, newly elected trustees will be introduced and members of the public will have the opportunity to ask them questions.
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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 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
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.
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Ellis Recycle Ltd.
This notice was posted February 22, 2013
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
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Individual Residence Wildfire Hazard Assessment
Find out which Hazard Rating Class your residence is in with this form.