What's New:

No Cost Chipper Service – May 30th

No Cost Chipper ServiceMay 30, 2022 Do you have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs chipping?Union Bay Fire Rescue and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering the residents of Union Bay an alternative to burning or hauling...

Fire Permits Available April 1 to October 31

Fire Permits Fire permits help keep the department informed about burning activities. A fire permit details safe burning practices that can help reduce property damage, personal injury and wildfires. Fire Permits are required April 1 to Oct 31 for all open burning in...

Congratulations!

Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Lt Mike Jager, Lt Joe Tarnowski and Capt Marty McRae on their recent promotions. Well done, and thank you for your commitment to the Department and the Community.

Celebrating Milestones

Union Bay Fire Rescue recognizes members with every 5 years of servicethat they have dedicated to the department. Additionally, there are Federal Exemplary Service Medals (20yrs), as well as Provincial Long Service Medals (25yrs) that are awarded by the government to...

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No Cost Chipper Service
May 30, 2022

Do you have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs chipping?
Union Bay Fire Rescue and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering the residents of Union Bay an alternative to burning or hauling hazardous brush.

Click here for more information

Fire Permits now Available- April 1 to October 31

Union Bay Fire Rescue Supporting Safe Burning Practices

Fire Permits

Fire permits help keep the department informed about burning activities. A fire permit details safe burning practices that can help reduce property damage, personal injury and wildfires.

Fire Permits are required April 1 to Oct 31 for all open burning in the Union Bay fire protection area, except for campfires.

Large, machine piled, industrial Category 3 burns require permits year-round.

Getting a Permit

Fire permits are free of charge and can be completed online, by printable PDF or completed in person at the fire department (by appointment)
Click here for the online application
Click here for a printable PDF

Permit Cancellations

If fire hazards change in the area, fire permits may be cancelled. Permit holders will need to check the Union Bay Fire Rescue website prior to burning to ensure that fire bans are not in effect and that conditions are right for burning.

Questions???

Feel free to contact Union Bay Fire Rescue

– We are happy to help –

Call:  250 335 2345

Or email: firechief@unionbayfirerescue.ca

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:

    No Cost Chipper Service – May 30th

    No Cost Chipper ServiceMay 30, 2022 Do you have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs chipping?Union Bay Fire Rescue and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering the residents of Union Bay an alternative to burning or hauling...

    Fire Permits Available April 1 to October 31

    Fire Permits Fire permits help keep the department informed about burning activities. A fire permit details safe burning practices that can help reduce property damage, personal injury and wildfires. Fire Permits are required April 1 to Oct 31 for all open burning in...

    Congratulations!

    Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Lt Mike Jager, Lt Joe Tarnowski and Capt Marty McRae on their recent promotions. Well done, and thank you for your commitment to the Department and the Community.

    Celebrating Milestones

    Union Bay Fire Rescue recognizes members with every 5 years of servicethat they have dedicated to the department. Additionally, there are Federal Exemplary Service Medals (20yrs), as well as Provincial Long Service Medals (25yrs) that are awarded by the government to...

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    You will receive an email notification when we add new posts to this website.

    Fireworks Information
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    Can I burn?


    1.  Burning Ban status:
    No Restrictions Currently in Place

    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

    Join Our Team

    Click here to go to our Recruitment Page!

    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