Fire Permit Update - April, 2013:Between 15 April and 15 October, permits are required to do any outside burning. Just ask for the permit (free) at the General Store.
The carbon copies of the permits are gathered up and kept in the fire hall. The purpose of these permits is to let the Fire Department know where and when you are burning, because we do receive reports from conserned residents that smoke is visible in a particular area. So if we know that a permit has been issued in that area, there is less chance of our calling the Department out to a false alarm. Thanks for your cooperation.
Bill Schermbrucker, Fire Dept Safety Officer
Saturna Island Fire Permits
The Province notifies Saturna when the fire risk status changes. If the fire risk on Saturna Island is rated above moderate, then Fire Permits are needed if residents wish to have an open fire. Applications for Fire Permits may be filled out at the Saturna General Store.
Fire Permits are availablwe when Fire Danger conditions permit burning. Check Fire Danger conditions in left menu for current conditions.
The Fire Permits allow the Fire Dept. to track legal fires and creates public awareness as to when it is safe to have open fires.
Land clearing and maintenance burning of piles of woody debris, 2 meters tall and 3 meters wide or bigger require a registration number. A registration number can be obtained by phoning 1 888 797 1717. A copy of the WILDFIRE ACT AND REGULATION can be viewed on the BC Forest Service website at: bcwildfire.ca/LegReg/ which outlines the obligations of those undertaking open burning.