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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


Notice is given to the owners of land within the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District that nominations for trustee (2 positions) will be received between:

9:00 A.M. Tuesday March 14th, 2017
and 4:00 P.M. Friday March 24th, 2017

During which period the nomination documents shall only be received during the office hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Ganges Fire Hall, 105 Lower Ganges Road Salt Spring Island BC or arrangements may be made to file nomination documents by contacting the Returning Officer, Mr. Thomas Moore (250)-472-0059.

Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees March 20, 2017

Lower Hall, Ganges United Church

Meeting Agenda:

Related document(s):

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,
Saturday, March 25, 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

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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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