What's New:

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...

Heat Warning #4 Aug 30-31st – Cooling services in CV

Heat Warning #4 Aug 30-31st - Cooling services in CV The Comox Valley regional Heat Safety page has been updated to reflect the latest heat warning info for Aug 30-31st from Environment Canada for the Comox Valley area (see email below from EMBC).  These...

High Risk Activity Ban / Restriction

Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to remind members of the community that during periods of heightened forest fire danger, certain work activities may start forest fires. In order to reduce the risk of forest fires, these “high risk activities” are banned or restricted...

Heat Warning in effect Wednesday & Thursday

Alerts for: East Vancouver Island WarningsHeat Warning in effect 10:57 AM PDT Tuesday 16 August 2022Heat Warning in effect for: East Vancouver Island - Courtenay to Campbell River East Vancouver Island - Duncan to Nanaimo East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny...

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Open Fires Allowed in the Union Bay Fire Protection Area November 1, 2022

CVRD Fireworks Ban Still in effect

Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, open burning activities will once again be permitted throughout the Union Bay Fire Protection Area.

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires have been prohibited throughout the jurisdiction since July 15, 2022. This prohibition is being allowed to lapse due to current and expected rainfall, along with a return to seasonal temperatures.

Specifically, this change will allow the following activities:

“category 2 open fire” which means an open fire, other than a campfire, that

  1. burns material in one pile not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
  2. burns material concurrently in 2 piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width, or
  3. burns stubble or grass over an area that does not exceed 0.2 ha.

“category 3 open fire” which means an open fire that burns

  1. material concurrently in 3 or more piles each not exceeding 2 m in height and 3 m in width,
  2. material in one or more piles each exceeding 2 m in height or 3 m in width,
  3. one or more windrows, or
  4. stubble or grass over an area exceeding 0.2 ha.

Also allowed will be the previously prohibited activities listed below:

  • Yard waste;
  • Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description.

The campfire prohibition within the Union Bay Fire Protection Area was lifted on September 24, 2022. This applies to campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire.

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

 

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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:

    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...

    Heat Warning #4 Aug 30-31st – Cooling services in CV

    Heat Warning #4 Aug 30-31st - Cooling services in CV The Comox Valley regional Heat Safety page has been updated to reflect the latest heat warning info for Aug 30-31st from Environment Canada for the Comox Valley area (see email below from EMBC).  These...

    High Risk Activity Ban / Restriction

    Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to remind members of the community that during periods of heightened forest fire danger, certain work activities may start forest fires. In order to reduce the risk of forest fires, these “high risk activities” are banned or restricted...

    Heat Warning in effect Wednesday & Thursday

    Alerts for: East Vancouver Island WarningsHeat Warning in effect 10:57 AM PDT Tuesday 16 August 2022Heat Warning in effect for: East Vancouver Island - Courtenay to Campbell River East Vancouver Island - Duncan to Nanaimo East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny...

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    Fireworks Information
    Firesmart BC

    Can I burn?


    1.  Burning Ban status:
    Burning Ban on Yard Waste, Category 2 & 3 fires will be lifted at noon Nov 1, 2022.

    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