NO Open Burning allowed in the Otter Point Fire District Effective March 26th 2020

Further Clarification from our previous post.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the BC Provincial Government has banned all Class A and Class B Fires. This includes backyard piles under 2m (6ft) and large land clearing piles greater than 2m (6ft) until further notice. This Fire Ban includes the entire district of Otter Point.

Contained Campfires are still permitted. Clean, split wood only.  

Link to BC Provincial government Fire bans and Restrictions  for more information

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/fire-bans-and-restrictions

OPEN BURNING RESTRICTIONS for Otter Point Fire District EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

OPEN BURNING RESTRICTIONS ISSUED FOR ALL
HIGH SMOKE SENSITIVITY ZONES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
(March 26, 2020 – Williams Lake) The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Strategy in collaboration with provincial public health partners has issued open burning restrictions for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones across the province until Wednesday April 15th, 2020. No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires. A map of affected areas is shown in yellow in Figure 1 and a high resolution image can be accessed on the provincial Interactive Venting Index webpage. Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of air pollution can be found at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories

Link to Interactive Venting Index: https://arcg.is/Wfj0z

Polar Bear Swim 2020

This year’s Polar bear swim on January 1st was a huge success! We had one of the biggest turnouts that we have ever seen!  Here are some pictures of the brave souls that took the plunge. See you all next year!

Annual Appreciation Dinner 2019

Our 2019 Firefighter Appreciation Dinner and Awards. With six newer members working diligently toward their NFPA 1001 certification, the future of the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department is looking very good indeed! Every firefighter in our department is making a positive contribution! I am very proud of this group!!

 

 

Otter Point Fire District Annual General Meeting

2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Otter Point Fire Protection Emergency Response Local Service Commission
November 13th at 7:30 pm
at the Otter Point Fire Hall
3727 Otter Point Road, Otter Point

At an AGM, three commission positions are open for election/re-election. These are for two year terms commencing January 2020. Only owners or occupiers of real property within the Otter Point Fire Local Service area that are present at the meeting are eligible to stand for a position on the commission and to vote at the AGM. Nominations to these positions will only be accepted at the time of the AGM

Sooke Wildfire

Sooke Fire Rescue Service

Update from Incident Command 15:20: With many thanks to all responding fire departments, crews are soon wrapping up and will continue to monitor the site over the next few days.

Update from Incident Command 14:02: Fire is now 100% contained. Crews remain on scene.

Update from Incident Command 13:35: Open flame has been extinguished. Black area now 150’X75’. Crews continuing to contain fire (currently 50% contained). Twelve responding firefighters across agencies.

OP: Sooke Fire Rescue, and mutual aid partners (Otter Point/Metchosin/East Sooke Fire Departments) are on scene responding to a Rank 2 brush fire in the area of Basinview Heights in Sooke (off of Ayum Road). The fire is approximately 100X40 feet and is on a significant slope.