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allowed burning Due to heightened risk of Fire, NO BURNING is being allowed.            
BURNING RESTRICTIONS in place. **CAMPFIRES are banned effective noon July 6** High-Risk Activities are on "Early Shift" - cease high-risk activity after 1 pm and maintain a two-hour fire watch.


Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue Wildfire Deployment

     


Regular Meetings of the Board of Trustees July 17, 2017

7:00pm, Lower Hall, Ganges United Church

Meeting Agenda:

Related document(s):

Special Meetings of the Board of Trustees

Trustees of the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District have scheduled special meetings of the Board of Trustees to be held:

  • 5 July 2017 (Wednesday) 5:30pm
  • 10 July 2017 (Monday) 5:30pm
  • 20 July 2017 12:00pm CANCELLED
  • 24 July 2017 (Monday) 5:30pm CANCELLED
  • 9 August 2017 (Wednesday) 5:30pm
  • 14 August 2017 (Monday) 5:30pm
  • 28 August 2017 (Monday) 5:30pm

Weekly meetings are being scheduled to enable the Board of Trustees to deal with routine business that has been tabled at the regular monthly meetings. An agenda for each meeting will be posted on the District's website together with details of the meeting place, time and the matter(s) under discussion. Members of the public should be aware that some of the business of the meeting may be conducted in an in-camera session.



RESIGNATION FROM THE BOARD

A letter of resignation has been received from Trustee Mitch Forest.


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 pdf_icon Adobe PDF document


Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District Committee Public Volunteer

A number of stand 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, or special skills when selecting volunteers.

There are still vacancies on all committees.


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



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.


CURRENT MACHINE PILE RESTRICTIONS
The Venting Index on,
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Machine Piles are now banned.


5 July 2017


Special Meeting
5:30pm, Lower Hall, Ganges United Church

5 July 2017


Finance & Audit
3:30pm, Training Room Ganges Fire Hall
Business of the meeting to be conducted In-camera. 2018 Wages & Benefits.


6 July 2017


Facilities & Physical Plant
7:00pm, Location to be confirmed

10 July 2017


Special Meeting
5:30pm, Lower Hall, Ganges United Church

10 July 2017


Strategic Planning & Policy Development
2:00pm, CRD Meeting Room

17 July 2017


Regular Monthly Meeting
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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