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Fire Chief’s Update -Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

 Residential or “Backyard” burning is now allowed on Denman Island without the need for a permit and can proceed throughout the year until the Fire Chief determines that conditions are too dry and further burning would create a hazard to Denman Island. At that point (usually late spring) lighting residential burn piles would be strictly [...]

By |2019-12-12T02:25:04+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update – Thursday, July 25, 2019 – Over 3 days @ Fire Danger Level “HIGH”

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THERE IS A COMPLETE FIRE BAN ON DENMAN ISLAND. It is now over 3 days at HIGH. Effective today we will go to morning shift for all “High Risk Activities”.  ALL OPEN-AIR BURNING EXCEPT CAMPFIRES IS PROHIBITED ON DENMAN ISLAND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OR UNTIL THE END [...]

By |2019-07-25T22:43:17+00:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update – June 26, 2019 – Wildfire Danger Level “Extreme”

ALL OPEN-AIR BURNING EXCEPT CAMPFIRES IS PROHIBITED ON DENMAN ISLAND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OR UNTIL THE END OF FIRE SEASON, OCTOBER 15, 2019. THIS INCLUDES, BACKYARD BURNING, BURN BARRELS AND INDUSTRIAL BURN PILES. Due to the lack of any meaningful rainfall on Denman Island for an extended period, the ground is very dry and [...]

By |2019-06-26T14:21:09+00:00June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Chief’s Update – May 15, 2019

ALL OPEN-AIR BURNING EXCEPT CAMPFIRES IS PROHIBITED ON DENMAN ISLAND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OR UNTIL THE END OF FIRE SEASON, OCTOBER 15, 2019. THIS INCLUDES, BACKYARD BURNING, BURN BARRELS AND INDUSTRIAL BURN PILES. Thank you to everyone that attended the Wildfire Preparedness Presentation on Saturday at the Denman Activity Centre. Great turnout!  If you missed [...]

By |2019-05-15T14:20:48+00:00May 5th, 2019|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