What's New:

Santa Claus is Coming to Union Bay

Please mark Dec. 11, 2021 on your calendar and join with Union Bay Fire Rescue Members on the Second Annual Food Drive through our community.

We will be collecting donations and non-perishables to be delivered to the Comox Valley Food Bank to help over the holiday season.

Looking forward to seeing you out there again this year.

Remembrance Day

Hello Union Bay I ask for your indulgence while I take this opportunity to share my personal observations from this year’s Remembrance Day . Even though we were not able to organize a formal Remembrance Day ceremony (due to COVID),  a small community gathering did...

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...

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Union Bay Curbside Chipper Program a Big Success!!!

Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the residences of Union Bay.  Over 31 homes participated in the inaugural curbside chipper program with over 50 cubic yards of debris being removed to the CVRD Skyrocket facility. This is an outstanding step towards fire prevention.

The goal of the Union Bay Fire Rescue / Comox Valley Regional District chipping program is to provide Union Bay with solutions to deal with woody shrubs, windfall branches and limbs up to 18 inches in diameter by 30 feet. By reducing the need for burning, air quality is preserved and the potential risk of other accidental fires is decreased.

As well, the department would like to acknowledge the outstanding service provided by Above and Beyond Tree Service – this year’s successful contractor. Chad’s team was acknowledged by numerous participants regarding their efficiency.

Union Bay Fire Rescue is looking forward to working with the Comox Valley Regional District to continue this fire safety initiative next year.

Fire Chief – Ian W. Ham

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Union Bay Curbside Chipper Program
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:

    Santa Claus is Coming to Union Bay

    Please mark Dec. 11, 2021 on your calendar and join with Union Bay Fire Rescue Members on the Second Annual Food Drive through our community.

    We will be collecting donations and non-perishables to be delivered to the Comox Valley Food Bank to help over the holiday season.

    Looking forward to seeing you out there again this year.

    Remembrance Day

    Hello Union Bay I ask for your indulgence while I take this opportunity to share my personal observations from this year’s Remembrance Day . Even though we were not able to organize a formal Remembrance Day ceremony (due to COVID),  a small community gathering did...

    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...

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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