Fire Protection/Suppression - Structural and Interface Wildland
Fire protection refers to measures taken to prevent fire from becoming destructive, reduce the impact of uncontrolled fire and save lives and property. It involves the implementation of safety planning practices and drills, and includes education on fire, research, investigation, safety planning, building construction, safe operations, training and testing of mitigating systems.
Mayne Island Fire Rescue responds to a number of fire calls every year. These calls may be for a variety of differing types of fire, ranging from rare structure and vehicle fires to small brush/grass fires to hydro fires and a variety of more uncommon types of fires.To achieve efficient, safe, and effective fire response, our firefighters are well trained to the NFPA 1001 standard and are provided with well maintained and modern firefighting gear and equipment. The number of firefighters ready to respond to emergencies is high and there is always an on-duty staff member availble by pager 24/7.