Welcome to SIFPS.CA! 

Website of the Saturna Island Fire Protection Society

OPEN FIRES prohibited as of May 30, 2019

BURN BARRELS prohibited as of June 20, 2019

 SIFPS AGM June 15, 2019

Next Board of Directors Meeting July 13, 2019

see notices and updates further down this page

Fire Permits

SIFPS Scribbler article

April 2018

The Society plays a lead role in coordinating volunteer fire fighting, rescue services and emergency preparedness on Saturna Island.

SIFPS coordinates emergency medical services and fire protection services on Saturna Island by supporting a dedicated group of Emergency Medical Technicians and Volunteer Firefighters in their work. We do this as an Incorporated Society representing on behalf the residents and property owners of Saturna Island.

With 45% of the Island under the management of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, we also work closely with the National Park in wildfire management, and on a regional level with the Provincial Emergency Preparedness Program. Saturna’s Emergency Services Building #1 houses Parks Canada Wildfire fighting equipment as well as emergency preparedness infrastructure such as the building’s radio communications facilities.

 

Notices and Updates:

SATURNA ISLAND FIRE PROTECTION SOCIETY(“SIFPS”)

Next Board of Directors Meetin

Date: Saturday July 13, 2019

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: Emergency Services Bldg 01

Agenda will be available here after July 3

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date: Saturday  June 15, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Saturna Recreation and Cultural Centre

Meeting package available here

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF SIFPS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ON ISSUES DURING THIS MEETING.  MEMBERSHIP IS FREE AND OPEN TO RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY ELECTORS OF SATURNA  ISLAND AS DEFINED BY THE CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT, AS WELL  AS OTHER INDIVIDUALS APPROVED BY THE SIFPS BOARD.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER OF SIFPS (TO BE A MEMBER YOU MUST HAVE APPLIED FOR AND BEEN NOTIFIED THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER) – THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE AT THE REC CENTRE BETWEEN 12:00 NOON AND 1:00 P.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019 – AFTER THAT NO FURTHER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED.

 NOMINATIONS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SIFPS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP ARE WELCOME, AND CAN BE RECEIVED BY THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE AT easyice123@gmail.com NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR ON THE MEETING DAY ARE ALSO WELCOMED

 

Check the links below from the Public Health Library

Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk?

Kitchen Fire Prevention: A Hazard in the Home

National Fire Protection Association – Lesson Plans

The Ultimate Guide to Fire-Safe Landscaping

The Restaurant Kitchen Fire Prevention Checklist

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation

Fire Safety for Seniors

Home Preparation Tips for Weather Emergencies

Burn, rake or mow? A seasonal question

Fire Safety on the Farm

Fireworks Safety

Grilling Safety Tips: Stay Safe at Home This Summer

Fire Safety Tips: The Camper’s Handy Guide to Fire Safety Outdoors

 Fire Prevention, Preparedness & Recovery

 

An e-mail providing the agenda for upcoming Board Meetings will be sent to all members of SIFPS 10 days in advance of the meeting date using e-mail addresses on file. If you have not received these e-mails, and wish to receive future e-mail notices from SIFPS, you can be placed on the list using the link below:

Similarly, if you are on the list and do not wish to receive future notices, use this link:

Photo – News Updates

Saturna Island Emergencies – Responses Spring 2014 Photos

In this web site you will also find information about

  • the governance and funding, including financial statements, of the Society
  • membership information and application form to join the Society
  • volunteering with the Fire Department and Saturna Island Rescue
  • links to fire prevention and emergency preparedness

Photos on this site by Judy and Rick Tipple, Patricia Sims, Al Razutis, John Wiznuk, and Ingrid Gaines.
If there is any information that you would like to see provided on this site please contact us at info@sifps.ca