Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Good day, I am writing to you today to give you an update on what has changed in the Fire Department since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We had taken what was viewed at the time as extraordinary measures to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our membership and community at

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AGM & Trustee Elections Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has authorized all improvement districts to postpone their annual general meetings and trustee elections. That means that the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District’s annual general meeting scheduled for April 27, 2020 and the trustee election, scheduled for April 22, 2020 (advance poll)

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Board and Committee Meetings are Cancelled

Upon the advice from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, all Board and Committee meetings of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District are cancelled until further notice. Board and/or committee meetings will be held electronically only as required to deal with essential business, but the meetings will not be open to the public.  Copies of

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Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation

Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation

Effective September 15, 2019 there will be substantial changes to the B.C. Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation (OBSCR) affecting residents on Salt Spring Island. Changes to the B.C. Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation (OBSCR) starting on September 15, 2019 will affect open burning for residents of SSI as follows: essentially all open burning except campfires

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue reminds residents: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™ Oct 6th, 2019, your Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention

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Leaders are Readers

Leaders are Readers

Some of the world’s most successful people all have one thing in common: they are all fanatical readers. Reading provides a multitude of benefits to your personal life and your career. Before I joined the fire service, I was far from an avid reader, but once I found my calling and developed a strong passion

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USB Charger Recall

USB Charger Recall

Health Canada is recalling 27 USB chargers used to charge cellphones and other electronic devices, because they could pose a risk of electric shock or fire. For more information: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/66316a-eng.php https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/dozens-of-usb-chargers-being-recalled-over-potential-fire-risk-1.3860434

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Important Smoke Alarm Recall Notice

Important Smoke Alarm Recall Notice

Kidde United Technologies has issued a recall for their dual sensor smoke alarms due to a potential safety risk. A yellow protective cap in limited instances may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors in affected products during the manufacturing process, which could compromise the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke. To

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GVLRA Membership

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the District has been accepted as a full member of the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA). The GVLRA was established in 1976 and is an employer’s bargaining agency representing some thirteen Capital Regional District municipalities and public-sector entitles. June 19, 2017 Press Release

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