October 15, 2021 is officially the end of fire season. DIFR thanks you for your cooperation this year during a long hot and dry season. Open burning without a permit, apart from machine piles is now permitted on Denman Island. A site inspection by the Fire Chief and a permit is required for machine piles. Please burn only when the venting index is above 55. The index is updated daily on this website. A great alternative to burning is the chipper program that starts on Denman Island on Monday October 18, 2021.
Traffic Advisory Denman Island
Please be advised that Denman Island Fire Rescue will be conducting a multi-agency wildfire training exercise on Denman Island today, October 16, 2021, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some of the agencies involved include Fire Dispatch, Comox Valley Emergency Program, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, Hornby Island Fire Rescue, Fanny Bay Fire Department, Oyster River Fire Rescue, BC Wildfire Service, BCAS, Comox Valley Emergency Radio Communications, Denman Island Emergency Support Services, The Salvation Army and the RCMP. This exercise, in addition to fire suppression, will include setting up home sprinklers, testing communication systems and performing a small evacuation.
Most of the exercise will take place on Lake Road around Chickadee Lake. We ask, if at possible during the exercise, you avoid that area. Emergency vehicles will be traveling from the Denman Island Fire Hall to the exercise site. Vehicles will use their flashing lights but no sirens. If you can safely, please pull over and allow them to pass. There will also be increased traffic and personnel around the fire hall, and we ask that you slow down on Denman Road as you near the hall.