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Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest Winners!!!

Union Bay Fire Rescue saw numerous entries for the Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest during the last few weeks. All entries can be viewed on the department website www.unionbayfirerescue.ca Aurora, Olive and Sam were the lucky winners. By fire truck delivery, all...

Fire Prevention Week Open House / Colouring Contest

October starts fire prevention week and Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to invite the community to stop by the hall for a coffee and doughnut on Sunday Oct 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
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Union Bay Fire Rescue is also inviting younger residents to email the fire hall pictures of their coloured Fire Prevention posters or their own illustrations showing the importance of working smoke alarms.

Open Burning Ban Lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021, all open fires will again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The lifting of the ban is the result of recent rainfall that has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, along with the return of seasonal temperatures.

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Permits are required prior to setting off fireworks within the Comox Valley Regional District Electoral Areas.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires permits prior to setting off fireworks for properties within Electoral Areas A, B or C. Fireworks in the rural areas are only allowed to be set off on property you own or with the owner’s permission. The sale of fireworks in the CVRD will occur from October 24 until November 1, and must be from a commercially zoned retailer operating under the current fire regulations within the region. If you live within the Town of Comox, City of Courtenay or the Village of Cumberland please contact your municipality for fireworks regulations and permit requirements.

Permits are required prior to exploding or setting off fireworks. Permits are available online or at the CVRD office at 770 Harmston Avenue for only ten dollars. Applicants must be 18 years of age and older and once the permit is approved applicants will be authorized to set off fireworks within the CVRD Electoral Areas on property owned by the permit holder.

“This Halloween get your fireworks permit first,” explains Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance. “Failure to have a permit is a $500 fine. It is also important to please respect your neighbours by letting them know ahead of time if you will be setting off fireworks and ensure you follow all Ministry of Health event restrictions.”

For more information on required fireworks permits within the electoral areas please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/fireworks.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.     

Media Contact:
Amanda Yasinski, Manager of Bylaw Compliance
250-334-6049

CVRD News: Be Safe This Halloween by Getting Your Permit First

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

UBFR

Open Burning Ban Lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021.  All open fires will again be permitted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.  The lifting of the ban is the result of recent rainfall that has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, along with the return of seasonal temperatures.

This means that Campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be permitted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

The public is asked to undertake open burning responsibly and to follow guidance to ensure their burning is conducted in a safe manner.

 Click here to read the full Information Bulletin (PDF)

Colouring Contest

Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest Winners!!!

Union Bay Fire Rescue saw numerous entries for the Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest during the last few weeks. All entries can be viewed here.

Aurora, Olive and Sam were the lucky winners. By fire truck delivery, all 3 winners were provided with their choice of a family dinner gift certificate or family movie passes.

All entries received a Halloween gift for participation in the Colouring Contest from the Union Bay Volunteer Fire Fighter’s Association.

Colouring Contest Winners

Big thank you to Fire Fighter/ Union Bay Volunteer Fire Fighter’s Association Chair Alexis Royer, Captain Adam Moyle, Fire Fighter Joey Tarnowski, and Fire Fighter Jim Hargreaves for their support in making this such a fun event. In addition, thank you to Fire Chief Terry Hoffart from Ships Point Volunteer Fire Department who was enlisted to draw the three lucky winners.

Looking forward to next year
Fire Chief Ian Ham
Union Bay Fire Rescue

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MISSION STATEMENT:

The Union Bay Fire Rescue is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective services to all residents and visitors of Union Bay. Our mission will be accomplished through training, education and fire prevention. When called upon; we will….

  • Provide a rapid and professional response to a emergency
  • Attempt to minimize loss of life and property from fire, or disaster
  • Show compassion for those involved
  • Be committed to protection of the environment

    What's New:

    Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest Winners!!!

    Union Bay Fire Rescue saw numerous entries for the Fire Prevention Week Colouring Contest during the last few weeks. All entries can be viewed on the department website www.unionbayfirerescue.ca Aurora, Olive and Sam were the lucky winners. By fire truck delivery, all...

    Fire Prevention Week Open House / Colouring Contest

    October starts fire prevention week and Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to invite the community to stop by the hall for a coffee and doughnut on Sunday Oct 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
    *****
    Union Bay Fire Rescue is also inviting younger residents to email the fire hall pictures of their coloured Fire Prevention posters or their own illustrations showing the importance of working smoke alarms.

    Open Burning Ban Lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

    Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021, all open fires will again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The lifting of the ban is the result of recent rainfall that has reduced the wildfire risk in the region, along with the return of seasonal temperatures.

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    Open Burning

    Fire Permits...
    when do you need one?

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    Can I burn?

    1. Ensure that there are no Local or Provincial Fire Bans or Restrictions
    Local Fire Bans or Restrictions Issued by the Fire Department:

    Chief Message: Open Burn Ban Lifted
    Effective at 12:00 (noon) Pacific Standard Time, Thursday September 16, 2021, Campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be permitted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

    2.  Ensure that the venting conditions will allow for burning in the area
    3.  Use burning safety precautions

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    Contact Info

    Chief:
    Ian W Ham  CD

    Assistant Chief Training:
    D'Arcy Rainey

    Assistant Chief Operations:
    Sandy Pridmore

    5471 S. Island Hwy
    PO Box 70
    Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0

    For all emergencies
    dial 911

    For Non-Emergencies
    Phone: (250) 335-2345

    Email: firechief@unionbayfirerescue.ca 

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