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Fire Chief’s Update: December 10, 2018

I am shocked, devastated and at a loss for words by the recent passing of Giff La Rose. Giff was the former Fire Chief of Hornby Island. He was a brother in arms and a friend. We spent many hours together planning and discussing the direction of the fire service on Denman and Hornby Island. [...]

By |2018-12-10T18:27:52+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-December 2, 2018

Minimize smoke pollution - Use the Venting Index when burning   Reduce the risk of a chimney fire - Burn only seasoned wood, maintain a hot fire, don't burn garbage and have your chimney cleaned and inspected regularly.   The following is the 2019 proposed Operating Grant for Denman Island Fire Rescue: Hornby Island [...]

By |2018-12-02T17:47:53+00:00October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-October 17, 2018

Open backyard burning is now allowed. That is burn barrels and hand piles only. Please check the current venting index before you burn. Anyone who lights an open fire must comply with B.C.’s air-quality control legislation. That means the venting index must be “good” before you light up your burn pile/burn barrel. You can find the [...]

By |2018-10-17T22:35:55+00:00September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-September 17, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: The campfire ban has been removed. Small campfires for heat and warmth are now permitted. Until further notice, there is still a ban on backyard burning and industrial burn piles. The ban also includes: • stubble or grass burning of any size • the use of sky lanterns • the use of fireworks [...]

By |2018-09-17T16:21:51+00:00September 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-September 10, 2018

A TOTAL FIRE BAN IS STILL IN EFFECT No campfires, No backyard burning. High Risk Activities (Machinery & Industrial Operations) including chainsaws are now permitted. Please Note: I am waiting for Coastal Fire Center to remove the canpfire ban in our area. When they do, we will follow suit. That will only apply to campfires. [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:25:18+00:00September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-August 22, 2018

EXTREME FIRE HAZARD TOTAL FIRE BAN IN EFFECT A Complete and Total FIRE BAN is in effect.  No fires of any kind. No Smoking in or near the forest. All High-Risk Activities are prohibited. If the activity you are considering creates an ignition source or any kind of a spark……please don’t do it. Ground patrols [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:36:52+00:00August 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-August 18, 2018

EXTREME FIRE HAZARD TOTAL FIRE BAN IN EFFECT A Complete and Total FIRE BAN is in effect.  No fires of any kind. No Smoking in or near the forest. All High-Risk Activities are prohibited. If the activity you are considering creates an ignition source or any kind of a spark……please don’t do it. Ground patrols [...]

By |2018-08-18T15:46:37+00:00August 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-August 17, 2018

EXTREME FIRE HAZARD TOTAL FIRE BAN IN EFFECT A Complete and Total FIRE BAN is in effect.  No fires of any kind. No Smoking in or near the forest. All High-Risk Activities are prohibited. If the activity you are considering creates an ignition source or any kind of a spark……please don’t do it. Ground patrols [...]

By |2018-08-17T22:08:06+00:00August 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update-August 16, 2018

NEWS RELEASE: The British Columbia government has declared a provincewide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. It applies to the whole province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response to protect the public. “We’re asking British Columbians to do their part and follow burning [...]

By |2018-08-16T19:39:36+00:00August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments