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BOW HORN BAY

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Forest Fire Reporting: (800) 663-5555 or *5555 from cellphone

BHBVFD Fund Raising Project

The Bow Horn Bay VFD has begun a fund-raising program. We now have the WASP Manufacturing Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Kits for sale, to raise funds toward the purchase of an inflatable Safety House.

Sprinkler protection, combined with a few FireSmart techniques to eliminate potential ignition sources, is a proven way of dramatically increasing the survivability of your home in a wildfire, at very little cost.
The sprinkler kits include two sprinklers, two brackets, and two hoses, and retail for $149.00. The sprinkler heads easily mount on the gutter of your home by placing them with a broom handle – no need for ladders.

To order a kit for yourself, fill out this order form, stop by the Bow Horn Bay fire hall on a Monday or Tuesday, or email infobhbfire@shaw.ca.

For a quick video click here: https://youtu.be/wQuSMi93VLc

For more info on the Wasp Manufacturing sprinkler kits, check http://www.waspwildfire.com/…/wasp-gutter-mount-sprinkler-…/

For info on the FireSmart program, check https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/what-is-firesmart

For info on the Safety House, check http://boulderblimp.com/product-item/the-original-inflatable-fire-safety-education-house/


Thanks everyone
Stay Safe

INFORMATION ON THE USE OF CHAINSAWS AND OTHER HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES

Check out the latest information regarding the use of chainsaws and other High Risk Activities on our Fire safety Page under Burning info.

TOTAL FIRE BAN

ALL OPEN BURNING IS NOW BANNED

 Effective at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, ALL open fires (including campfires) will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction

The Coastal Fire Centre is implementing this prohibition due to increasing temperatures and no precipitation in the weather forecast. This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2017 or until the public is otherwise notified

This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre

The following activities are prohibited;

  Campfires

  Category 2 open fires

  Category 3 open fires

  Fires burning woody debris in outdoor stoves

  The use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels or

   burning cages of any size or description    

  The use of binary exploding targets (e.g. for rifle target practice)

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.

Now Recruiting!

 

Stop by the fire hall for Monday evening practice at 7:00PM or fill out an application today!

See also the news and event page for more information!

Site last updated June 13, 2017