Chief Charlie Boyte's report for November 2010

Michael Boyle

I want to begin this month’s report with a call to arms. Pender Island Fire Rescue needs some fresh troops … men and women out there on the front line of community service.

Over the past few years the fire department has attracted a new generation of volunteers providing many vital services in support of our first responders. Now it is equally important to our team to bolster our ranks of fire fighters.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike Dine is looking for four new fire fighters to start training in January. If you are fit, motivated, honest and caring about your loved ones, neighbours and community we will teach you the skills you need to provide emergency services.

Young or older, male or female … it doesn’t matter to us. We believe there are fit people on “The Penders” who can help their community but don’t realize how challenging and fun it is to do the training. We would be pleased to show them they can be successful!  If you are up to the challenge or know someone who is, please call Deputy Chief Dine at 250-629-3321 to find out more!

It’s fall again and burning season is in full swing. By the time this article comes out permits will not be required for outdoor burning with the exception of large “Class A” fires that require a permit year round. Class A includes fires over two meters in diameter and one meter in height and fires that are machine piled.

Please remember to review the regulations set out in the CRD bylaw when burning to ensure your safety and avoid fines for illegal fires. The regulations are available on this web site

Here are some tips that will keep you out of trouble with the neighbours and the enforcement officers when burning outdoors: 

Until next month -- Enjoy the warmth of your wood heat and stay safe.

Forest Fire Threat Level

Burning is permitted
No permit is required
Regulations apply


Paul Sledzinski

Fire Fighter 2
Technical Rescue

PIFR Members Only

For any Emergency:

call 911


250 629-3321


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