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allowed burning Due to heightened risk of Fire, NO BURNING is being allowed.            
We are back into an Extreme Fire Danger and in shut down for all High Risk work. **Campfires no longer allowed**

2016 Burning Ban

September 19, 2016 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The meeting is scheduled for 7:00PM on September 19, 2016

Please note the meeting location will be at the United Church, Lower Hall, 111 Hereford Avenue, Ganges.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.


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.


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 Extreme.


4 August 2016


Facilities & Physical Plant Committee
CANCELLED

8 August 2016


Strategic Planning & Policy Development Committee
2:00pm - 4:00pm Training Room Ganges Fire Hall

11 August 2016


Finance & Audit Committee
Special Meeting
2:00pm- 4:00pm, Training Room Ganges Fire Hall
Note: The business of the meeting concerns 2017 Budget deliberations. A part of the meeting may pertain to Human Resources matters relating to Salaries & Wages which will be conducted at an In-camera session.

15 August 2016


Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees
CANCELLED

25 August 2016


Occupational Health & Safety Committee
5:30pm, Staff Lounge, Ganges Fire Hall

12 September 2016 (TENTATIVE)


Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
7:00pm, Lower Hall, Ganges United Church
Note: The business of the meeting concerns Human Resources matters and will be conducted at an in-camera session.

19 September 2016


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

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
  • view pdf_icon (679KB) Adobe PDF document

Note: Adobe PDF documents can be saved and/or printed after they have been opened in a browser window.


Individual Residence Wildfire Hazard Assessment


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


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