Attached is the sheet that supply’s more info about what is being looked at.
A quick note on firefighting equipment. With the current snow and cooler temperatures we have plugged in the yellow truck and the tanker. If these apparatus are needed please remember to unplug them before you drive away. The red 4×4 bush truck will be indoors at Alex’s shop. If the red truck is required please contact Alex or myself or other members of the MICS board.
Wishing you all a safe and a Merry Christmas.
Please see the attached Wildfire News from the Coastal Fire Centre.
We will be producing a final edition – Season Recap – November 3rd.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to send us an email.
Donna MacPherson & Marg Drysdale
Coastal Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service
Please see the attached Information Bulletin from the Coastal Fire Centre.
The prohibitions are lifted at noon tomorrow. Please continue to be cautious despite the rescinded.
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Information Assistant, Coastal Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests, Lands,
Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Phone: 250 951-4209
Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555
Get your chainsaws out! This recent rain has put us back into regular shift. So if you don’t have your firewood in yet, now is the time. As far as burning goes, it’s campfires only. I have included an attachment. Please have a look at it. It defines a safe campfire. Please use common sense as well. I will keep you apprised of any changes.
Campfire ban will be lifted tomorrow, September 19th, at noon.
I will send you the media release when it becomes available. I will be removing signage this week, which will provide more information about what burning is permitted. Please continue to follow safe practices with any activities. I will continue to inform you of any updates.
> We have once again gone into total shutdown for high risk activities. I will advise you as soon as this changes. Campfire ban is still in place. Thanks, Chad
We are once again on early shift for high risk activities. This means 1pm shutdown and a 2 hour fire watch after shutting down.
Please see list of high risk activities below.
In the Wildfire Regulation, high risk activities mean each of the following:
(As per Wildfire Regulation consolidated July 13, 2006)
(a) mechanical brushing;
(b) disk trenching;
(c) preparation or use of explosives;
(d) using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools;
(e) using or preparing fireworks or pyrotechnics;
(f) grinding, including rail grinding;
(g) mechanical land clearing;
(h) clearing and maintaining rights of way, including grass mowing;
(i) any of the following activities carried out in a cutblock excluding a road, landing, roadside work area or log sort area in the cutblock:
(i) operating a power saw;
(ii) mechanical tree felling, woody debris piling or tree processing, including de-limbing;
(iv) portable wood chipping, milling, processing or manufacturing;
(v) skidding logs or log forwarding unless it is improbable that the skidding or forwarding will result in the equipment contacting rock;
(vi) yarding logs using cable systems;
(j) to (q) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 213/2008, s. 1 (b).]
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> Hooray we got some rain! We are now on regular shift for high risk activities. So if you still need to get some firewood cut, now is the time. The burning ban is still in effect. The sun may come out again, and it may still get dry, so let’s continue to use common sense. I hope you have all had a great summer. I will let you know as things change in regards to burning, etc. Thanks, Chad