Mayne Island Fire Rescue
A message from Mayne Island Fire Rescue
The Mayne Island Fire Department is staffed by men and women who protect our community as paid on-call firefighters.
These individuals protect approximately 1200 people day and night during fall and winter seasons and as many as 4000 people during the busy summers. Protecting over 1600 properties located within 27 square kilometres, our firefighters respond to over 120 calls each year for house fires, brush fires, emergency medical first aid, vehicle accidents, rescues, and many other smaller emergencies, including public assistance requests.
When a fire department responds to fires and other larger emergencies, it requires many trained personnel to effectively protect our community and its visitors.
Mayne Island Fire Rescue is always looking for more members to join our team. Come on down to the fire hall and talk with Kyle or Eric about the many benifits of being a paid-on-call member of the department.
Click the link above to view the current smoke venting index (Mayne Island uses the data listed for "SRN VAN ISLD" near the bottom of the page. The "4:00 pm TODAY" data represents the current day's condition.
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These pocket ashtrays are a great alternative to tossing butts on the ground. With the warmer weather comes dryer conditions here on Mayne. One tossed butt has the potential to cause a devastating wildfire. These ashtrays are available by donation (suggested donation is $2). Stop by and pick one up as well as Fire Smart manual with loads of information on how to protect your property from wildfire.
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New at the Fire Hall: Mayne Island Fire Rescue Pocket Ashtrays!
Safety with Oily Rags
Here is some great information on the dangers of oily rags. Many people are unaware of the danger that oily rags pose. Did you know that oil-soaked rags, if left out, can ignite without any outside spark? It's true! Check out the following links for more information and even a demonstration of the danger:
Thanks, and stay safe Mayne.
Current Wildfire Danger Rating
ALLOWED ALL DAY
Residential Backyard Fires:
Incinerators, Burn Barrels:
Campfires (0.5m x 0.5m):
Fireworks, Sky Lanterns:
Class A Land Clearing Fires:
On September 15, 2019, new provincial open burning smoke control regulation came into effect. Please take some time to read through this provincial regulation by following the link above. Mayne Island is classified as a "high smoke sensitivity zone".
In an effort to limit exposure and to ensure our responders are healthy and response-ready our administrative offices have been closed.
For more information please call the Fire Hall at: (250) 539-5156
We appreciate your cooperation, and please follow the social distancing and self-isolation practices so we can reduce the spread.
---From The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy---
All open burning has been banned in the Gulf Islands and other high smoke sensitivity zones across B.C. for the next few weeks due to COVID-19.
The ban comes into effect today (March 26) and will continue until Wednesday, April 15.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with provincial public health partners has declared the restriction in several areas of the province.
The ban means no new fires to burn outdoor or land-clearing debris may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.
More Information can be found here.