What's New:

Campfire Prohibition Lifted

Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, September 24, 2022, campfires will be allowed throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Other activities which will now be permitted in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area include: The use of tiki and similar...

High Risk Activity Ban Lifted September 24,2022

As of Saturday September 24, 2022 the High Risk Activity Ban has been lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; grinding, including rail grinding; mechanical...

High Risk Activity Ban Reinstated September 20, 2022

As of Tuesday September 20, 2022 and 3 consecutive days of an Extreme Fire Danger Rating, the High Risk Activity Ban has been Reinstated within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including...

High Risk Activity Ban Lifted September 17, 2022

As of Saturday September 17, 2022 the High Risk Activity Ban has been lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; grinding, including rail grinding; mechanical...

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Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, September 24, 2022, campfires will be allowed throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

Other activities which will now be permitted in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area include:

    • The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches;
    • The use of chimineas; and
    • The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.

Although the fire danger has declined in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area due to cooler and more seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations.

While campfires will be allowed in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited, including the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.

A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: openburningregs_2022update.pdf

To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca

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As of Saturday September 24, 2022 the High Risk Activity Ban has been lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

Activities such as

  1. mechanical brushing;
  2. using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools;
  3. grinding, including rail grinding;
  4. mechanical land clearing;
  5. clearing and maintaining rights of way, including grass mowing;

Please follow the link below for more information on the types of activities effected by the ban.

High Risk Activities – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Ian Ham
Fire Chief

Union Bay Fire Rescue respectfully acknowledges the land on which it operates is on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land.”

 

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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:

    Campfire Prohibition Lifted

    Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, September 24, 2022, campfires will be allowed throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Other activities which will now be permitted in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area include: The use of tiki and similar...

    High Risk Activity Ban Lifted September 24,2022

    As of Saturday September 24, 2022 the High Risk Activity Ban has been lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; grinding, including rail grinding; mechanical...

    High Risk Activity Ban Reinstated September 20, 2022

    As of Tuesday September 20, 2022 and 3 consecutive days of an Extreme Fire Danger Rating, the High Risk Activity Ban has been Reinstated within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including...

    High Risk Activity Ban Lifted September 17, 2022

    As of Saturday September 17, 2022 the High Risk Activity Ban has been lifted within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area. Activities such as mechanical brushing; using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; grinding, including rail grinding; mechanical...

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    Fireworks Information
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    Can I burn?


    1.  Burning Ban status:
    Burning Ban - Campfires, Yard Waste,
    Categories 2, 3

    2.  Fire Danger Rating:

    Fire Danger Rating Low

    3.  Apply for Union Bay Burning Permit
    (April 1 to Oct 31)
    Click here for Burning Permit

    4. Ensure that the venting conditions are good on the day of burning by calling the Outdoor Burning Hotline
    1-855-262-2876 or visit the website
    Click here for Venting Index

    Ventilation Index

    5.  Use Burning Safety Precautions
    Click here for the Open Burning Information Poster

    Open Fire Regulations Poster

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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