Coastal Fire Centre Newsletter Sept 20

Please find attached the latest Coastal Newsletter.





Simulated Emergency Communication and Protocol test Oct 5th 2019

On Oct 5th 2019, MICS along with Coast Emergency Communications Association (CECA) and Nanaimo SAR will be participating in a onsite (Mudge Island) test of communications and protocols for Major emergency issues.

There will not be any alarms or sirens going off as its mostly testing we can communicate with RDN and Gabriola Fire department during a major emergency situation.  This will also be the first time anyone from those groups have been on island so we will be driving them around and showing them the lay of the land.  We will be staging it all at the MICS property so if you see some new people walking around on the 5th that will probably be CECA and SAR..

If anyone has any more questions please do not hesitate to drop Philip Parsons an email or call 1-250-818-2879.


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Coastal Wildfire News September 6, 2019

Please find attached the Coastal Wildfire News for September 6, 2019.


The theme of this issue of the Coastal Wildfire News is Vegetation Management. Remember Vegetation Management is an activity that can be practiced on a large scale or on your own property. For more information go to:


Have a great weekend everyone!


Coastal Fire Centre Information Group

BC Wildfire Service  |  Ministry of Forests, Lands,

Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Media: 250 951-4209

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555



August 23 Coastal Wildfire News

Please find attached the Coastal Wildfire News for August 23, 2019.


It has been a quiet few weeks here in the Fire Centre.


As always if you have any comments, or questions please feel free to contact us.



2019 Aug 9 Coastal Wildfire News .pdf

Please see the attached Coastal Wildfire News for August 9, 2019.


It has been a relatively quiet season in the Coastal Fire Centre which has allowed many of our staff to be deployed to other Fire Centres and out-of-province.


Stay safe and have a great weekend,



MICS Firefest 2019

Hello Everyone,

The annual MICS Firefest and fundraiser auction this last BC Day long weekend was a tremendous success. I hope that all our hardworking volunteers, musicians and attendees have had a chance to get a bit of rest since the big event.


We had great weather again this year and a fantastic turn out from the community. I had a laugh and was pleased to see so many younger people and kids learning how to use some of the firefighting equipment and beating the heat by having some playful water fights while handling charged hoses and nozzles. Well done.


As many know a lot of work goes into hosting this event, but without the amazing support of our volunteers, entertainers, shoppers, donators and the generosity of Brenda Peacock for opening up her property to the community this event would not happen.

There are far too many people to try and name you all individually but please know all of your efforts are deeply appreciated.

The dust is still settling but I wanted to let you all know that the event was a huge success and the society collected through donations, Mudge Gear sales and sales at the auction $21,500.oo
These funds go directly toward purchasing, maintaining,and operating of firefighting and emergency services equipment on Mudge Island. These funds will also help with the building project on the MICS property.


Thank you very much to all who contributed in any way. What a fantastic community to be part of.

With gratitude and appreciation,

Scott Flemming and the Board of MICS

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FireFest Music Line up……


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Mudge Firefest

Hope you Marked the date on your calendar (August 4th) and invited some friends and family out for the long weekend, then come and have some fun with your neighbours as we come together to raise awareness and funds for fire fighting and emergency services equipment on Mudge Island.

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26 July 2019 Coastal Fire Centre Wildfire News

Please see the attached edition of the Coastal Wildfire News for July 26, 2019. Please note we expect to see substantial rain in some areas before we see hotter temperatures over the August long weekend,


As always – if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact us here.


Have a safe weekend,



Work Party today at MICS property

Today we where able to double the structure size, we have seven full arches completed, almost half way there. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated time, effort and funding to this project, attached are a few pictures of what has been completed to date.  
Please stop by and have a look at the progress of your new MICS community fire brigade building. 
It has been amazing to witness the support of time, money and equipment. 
Thank you very much.  


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