What's New:

FireSmart Free Yard Waste Wood Debris Pick-Up Information

The Comox Valley Regional District and K'ómoks First Nation using Community Resiliency Investment grant funding are offering a FREE yard waste and wood debris pick-up. The program is to encourage FireSmart safety on properties by removing excess yard waste and wood...

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No Cost Chipper Service: Nov 27-Dec 1, 2023

Do you want to FireSmart your property and have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs to be removed? Union Bay / Fanny Bay Fire Rescue and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering the residents of both communities a FireSmart...

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Union Bay / Fanny Bay Fire Rescue

UB/FB FIRE RESCUE TRAINING NOTICE

Notice to Residents in the Garvin Rd and Bray Rd Area

The Union Bay/Fanny Bay Fire Rescue will  be undertaking a wildfire training scenario in your area on May 21st, 2024, in the evening

Please give our crews and apparatus lots of room to move and don’t be alarmed if you see them working your neighbourhood.

Feel free to call 250-335-2345 with questions.

Thank You,
UB/FB Fire Rescue

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Comox Valley Regional District

Stage 1 water restrictions will come into effect on May 1 for the Black Creek-Oyster Bay, Comox Valley, Royston and Union Bay Water Systems. Under stage 1, lawn and garden sprinkling is permitted between the hours of 5 am – 8 am and 7 pm – 10 pm, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for even numbered addresses and Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for odd numbered addresses.

For more info: https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/connect/news/stage-1-water-restrictions-effect-may-1-0 

Every Drop Counts.  Reduce Your Use

FANNY BAY WATERWORKS
WATER CONSERVATION POLICY

TO THE RESIDENTS AND USERS OF FANNY BAY WATERWORKS

Our aquifer is a limited resource that we ALL must share.  The forecast is for an even hotter summer and there are already forest fires burning in BC, although not on the Island. This, of course means that our water supply will dwindle as the summer progresses, and it is critical that everyone conserve May 1 through September 30. The Waterworks’ mandate is simply to supply potable drinking water for use inside our homes.  The bottom line is that during the summer months we all need to conserve water and most residents are to be commended for their efforts last year as our wells were never under stress.

The conservation policy is simple.  We recommend that outside watering only be done every second day. Even house numbers may water on even numbered days and odd numbers on odd numbered days, for a maximum of two (2) hours per day.

When watering gardens please use a water restriction nozzle, a timed drip watering system, or soaker hose watering method.  Please avoid using sprinklers and water spraying, as these tend to waste a lot of water. Please avoid using water for watering lawns, washing vehicles, filling pools, and other non-essential uses.

The fire danger sign on the highway is a good indicator for increased effort in conserving water. Another indicator is Cougar Creek which charges our aquifer.  When it is low our aquifer is low.

EVERYONE’S HELP IS REQUIRED.  PLEASE CONSERVE WATER. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in conserving our water!  Should we encounter extreme weather or other difficulties we will let you know.

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Trustees: Wayne Rideout, David Fast, Tony Schultes
Fanny Bay Waterworks District

Union Bay Fire Rescue and Fanny Bay Fire Rescue are accepting applications!

Join today!  Click on our Recruitment tab for more information.

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:

    FireSmart Free Yard Waste Wood Debris Pick-Up Information

    The Comox Valley Regional District and K'ómoks First Nation using Community Resiliency Investment grant funding are offering a FREE yard waste and wood debris pick-up. The program is to encourage FireSmart safety on properties by removing excess yard waste and wood...

    read more

    No Cost Chipper Service: Nov 27-Dec 1, 2023

    Do you want to FireSmart your property and have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs to be removed? Union Bay / Fanny Bay Fire Rescue and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering the residents of both communities a FireSmart...

    read more
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    Fireworks Information
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    Can I burn?


    1.  Burning Ban status:
    Burning ban:
    Category 2 & 3
    (incl. yard waste)

    2.  Fire Danger Rating:

    Fire Danger Rating Low

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

    Click here for Fact Sheet / Q&As: Amendments to the Wildfire Regulation 2023 (pdf)

    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
    https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6d288bc667b24528a5c1e3b4c0373d07 

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

    Open Fire Regulations Poster

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    Click here to go to our Recruitment Page!

    Contact Info

    Chief:
    Ian W Ham
    firechief@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    Assistant Chief Operations UB
    Sandy Pridmore
    ac@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    Assistant Chief Operations FB
    Max Mielke
    acofb@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    Assistant Chief Training UB/FB
    D'Arcy Rainey
    training_ac@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    Training Captain UB
    Martin McRae
    training_ato@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    Training Captain FB
    Steve Strachan
    atofb@unionbayfirerescue.ca

    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