Now Accepting Volunteer Firefighters! Come join the team!

We provide internationally recognized NFPA certified training at our expense. Some of our firefighters have advanced on to successful careers as professional firefighters.

We also provide 24/7 accident insurance coverage and a year-end training bonus.

Individuals who volunteer more than 200 hrs per year are eligible for both a federal and a provincial income tax credit of $3,000.

Have you been thinking about it? Talk it over with your family, neighbors, and friends. Do you know somebody who would make a good firefighter? Pass on this information. Download and complete an application by visiting the link www.otterpointfire.bc.ca or stop by the fire hall at 3727 Otter Point Road to pick up a recruit application package.

Share this post with your friends and neighbors. Let’s get the word out!

Click the link below for more info:

https://otterpointfire.bc.ca/recruitment/

Camp Fire Ban has been lifted in the Otter Point Fire District.

Thanks to recent rain and cooler temperatures, the Fire Danger rating in Otter Point has dropped to HIGH.  As Of Monday, September 13th The Camp Fire fire ban has been lifted in the Otter Point fire district. This will include backyard Incinerators.(Burn barrels)

Please see below for current regulations for Campfires and Incinerators:

Beach and Camp Fires

Beach and camp fires are allowed all year round except during Extreme Fire Hazard periods.

Beach and camp fires shall not exceed 1 meter in diameter and 1 meter in height. All beach and camp fires must be contained by a suitable receptacle made of fire proof materials (such as rocks or metal) that completely surround the fire. Fires are to be continuously controlled and supervised by a competent person until fire is completely extinguished.

Incinerators

Incinerators with a proper screen do not require a permit. Incinerators can be used all year round except during Extreme Fire Hazard periods.

The owner of any incinerator shall:

  • maintain the incinerator in a condition that provides for the proper combustion of any material burned;
  • ensure that any burning is supervised and that any equipment necessary for fire control is available;
  • ensure that the domestic incinerator is located at least:
    • (i) 1.5 meters from any grass, shrubbery or wooden fence; and
    • (ii) 7.6 meters from any building;
  • ensure that the commercial or industrial incinerator is located at least:
    • (i) 3 meters from any grass, shrubbery or wooden fence; and
    • (ii) 10 meters from any building

Provincial Ban on Campfires effective Wednesday June 30 at 12:00pm

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.
The following activities are also prohibited: the use of sky lanterns, fireworks, burn barrels or burn cages, binary exploding targets, tiki and similar kinds of torches, chimineas, air curtain burners, and outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, receive a penalty of up to $10,000 or be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
For more information,
Also  banned in Otter Point are the use of chain saws, excavators and other high risk activities. A special permit can be issued by the fire department if certain conditions are in place. Call the department at 250-642-6211 for information

Fire Chief John McCrea presented with the BC Fire Service 25 year Long Service Award.


       

Chief John McCrea, of the Otter Point Fire Department, has been presented with the British Columbia Fire Service Award, for his  25 years of dedicated service.

In addition to spending many years as the Department’s Training Officer, Chief McCrea is currently serving his second term as Fire Chief.  Throughout the years, Chief McCrea has built a high standard training program and aided in the construction of the solid foundation on which the Department operates on.  For this reason, the Otter Point Fire Department has a very dedicated and highly skilled volunteer membership.

On behalf of the Otter Point Fire Department, we want to extend our congratulations, and gratitude, to Chief McCrea for his 25 years of dedicated service to our Community.

 

Thank you John!

 

A Big Night At The Otter Point Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Big Night At The Otter Point Fire Department!

We would have preferred a big celebration but you know…COVID is still happening. So a small presentation with the firefighters watching on Zoom. And still, it is so important to recognize the accomplishments of our firefighters. This evening Shawn Fiset was recognized for his great work and awarded a plaque as Firefighter of the Year for 2020.

Also Captain Ben Patterson was promoted to Assistant Chief Ben Patterson for his great work.

The future of the Otter Point Fire Department is looking very good with these two leaders in place! Congratulations both of you.