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May 19, 2016 Marketing & Communication Committee Meeting

A Marketing & Communication Committee meeting is scheduled for 1:00PM, on May 19, 2016.

Please note that the meeting will be held in the Training Room at Fire Hall No. 1 in Ganges.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Agenda Item: 1.0 - Proposed May 19, 2016 Meeting Agenda pdf_icon Adobe PDF document
  • Documents related to the May 19th Meeting:

    Help Wanted: Temporary Full Time Administrative Assistant Position

    The Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District is seeking interested candidates to fill an Administrative Assistant position. The posting is full time (Monday to Friday), 35 hours per week to be filled until the return to work of the incumbent.

    Required: excellent phone, communications, interpersonal and organizational skills; prior receptionist/secretarial experience; basic computer knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft WORD and EXCEL.

    Please submit cover letter and resume by May 20, 2016 to:

    Administrative Assistant Position
    ATTN: Andrew Peat, Administrator
    Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District
    105 Lower Ganges Road,
    Salt Spring Island, BC
    V8K 2T1

    Related documents:

    Please note that British Columbia Ministry of Community Services approval of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Bylaw No. 125 (Open Burning Bylaw) is pending.

    Bylaw No. 125 (Open Burning Bylaw) - Second Reading, as amended can be viewed here.

    Call for volunteers to serve as public members of committees

    A number of standing and select committees assist the Board of Trustees of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District. Trustees invite public participation to bring a wider range of knowledge and skills to enhance the effectiveness of each committee. The District considers a number of factors including educational and professional background, previous board or committee experience, and special skills when selecting volunteers. Volunteers serving on standing committees of the Board must qualify as electors of the District.

    The Finance & Audit and Marketing & Communication committees have public member vacancies though applications will also be received for the Facilities & Physical Plant, Human Resources & Legal and Strategic Planning & Policy Development committees.

    An application form may be picked up in person at the Ganges Fire Hall office during normal business hours or downloaded from the website.

    To be considered applications must be received by May 20, 2016.

    Board of Trustees,
    Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District    April 28, 2016

    Related documents:

    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.

    With the passing of Bylaw 125 on January 28, 2016 there are a number of changes to how the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District issues Burning Permits.

    For example:

    • Burning Permits are now required year round for campfire, incinerator and brush pile burning.
    • Permits are valid to the end of the calendar year in which they are issued.
    • Only a property owner or a person authorized on behalf of a property owner can apply for a burning permit.
    • Burning with a valid permit can be halted at any time at the discretion of the Fire Chief.

    If you are a tenant, property manager or contractor (builder, gardener, landscaper, arborist, etc.) and wish to apply for a burning permit you'll need the following documents:

    These documents can be emailed to permits@saltspringfire.com (prior to applying for a permit in person) or brought in to our main firehall at 105 Lower Ganges Road at the time a permit is being applied for.

    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 High.

    May 5, 2016

    Human Resources & Legal Comm.
    10:00AM, Small Meeting Rm.
    Salt Spring Island Public Library, Ganges
    Note: The business of the Committee may be conducted at an in-camera session.

    Facilities & Physical Plant Comm.
    7:00PM, Training Room
    Fire Hall No. 1, Ganges

    May 6, 2016

    Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    9:00am, Training Room
    Fire Hall No. 1, Ganges
    Note: A special meeting of the Board of Trustees to receive a report concerning the desirability of updating the "10 Year Plan". This report will likely be written by an outside consultant and the discussion will in part be concerned with what should be included in the report.

    May 9, 2016

    Strategic Planning & Policy Development Comm.

    Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    May 16, 2016

    Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    7:00pm, Lower Hall
    Ganges United Church, 111 Hereford Avenue

    May 19, 2016

    Marketing & Communications Comm.
    1:00PM, Training Room
    Fire Hall No. 1, Ganges

    May 26, 2016

    Occupational Health & Safety Comm.
    5:30PM, Staff Lounge
    Fire Hall No. 1, Ganges

    Here's what's New...

    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
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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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