Summer Trustee Meeting Dates Update
Please note that the regular monthly Board of Fire Trustees meetings scheduled on the first Monday of the month have been cancelled due to statutory holidays for the months of July, August and September 2013.
The meetings will continue to be held on the third Monday of the month and the Monday meetings will start up again in October. For an up to date meeting schedule the Trustees section or take a look at our .
As always, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
It's Burning Permit season again...
Residential Burning Permits will be required for all types of burning (Campfire, Beach Fire, Incinerator & Small Brush Pile) from April 15th to October 15th, 2013.
Permits can be obtained free of charge by attending in person at Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue - Hall 1 in Ganges.
Please ensure fires are completely extinguished with water before leaving the area where you were burning!
PROTECT OUR ISLAND, BE FIRE SMART!
Also note that weather conditions can change rapidly and as such, burning restrictions may be imposed at any time. For Class 3 (Machine) Piles a permit is always required. Class 3 (Machine) piles require an onsite inspection prior to burning and favourable venting conditions while burning.
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 benefitted from reductions in their Insurance Premiums.
It's been estimated that well over $1,000,000.00 in Insurance Premium savings could be realized by SSIFPD ratepayers because of this accreditation.
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.
Please visit www.firehallinfo.com, our new website that is dedicated to providing up to date information on the Brinkworthy site and new firehall planning.
Here's what's New...
2013 Trustee Election Results
This notice was posted April 25, 2013
April 13, 2013 Election results were announced at the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District AGM on April 15, 2013, and were as follows:
Michael Schubart - 709
Ronald Chamney - 703
Darlene Steele - 403
Scott Simmons - 398
Both incumbents were re-elected.
Ellis Recycle Ltd.
This notice was posted February 22, 2013
in Victoria, BC handles the safe disposal of signal & distress flares.
2013 Recruit Drive
This notice was posted November 20, 2012
2013 Recruitment Drive Suspended
Due to very positive recruitment results over the past couple of years Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue finds itself with just the right number of well trained fire fighters.
In light of this, the next anticipated recruitment class will not start until 2014.
Any persons interested in being part of this class are invited to complete an application and submit it to Hall 1 in Ganges prior to October 31st, 2013.
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 or .
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
- (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 form.