Welcome to SIFPS.CA!
Website of the Saturna Island Fire Protection Society (SIFPS)

Saturna FireSmart Links here

SIFPS Scribbler article April 2018

Between 15 April and 15 October permits are required to do any outdoor burning.
Apply for a Fire Permit here

Fire Danger Status for Saturna Island

The Society plays a lead role in coordinating volunteer fire fighting, rescue services and emergency preparedness on Saturna Island.

SIFPS coordinates emergency medical services and fire protection services on Saturna Island by supporting a dedicated group of Emergency Medical Technicians and Volunteer Firefighters in their work. We do this as an Incorporated Society representing on behalf the residents and property owners of Saturna Island.

With 45% of the Island under the management of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, we also work closely with the National Park in wildfire management, and on a regional level with the Provincial Emergency Preparedness Program. Saturna's Emergency Services Building #1 houses Parks Canada Wildfire fighting equipment as well as emergency preparedness infrastructure such as the building's radio communications facilities.

Notices and Updates:



SATURDAY MAY 26th 10am-2pm

Drop by to learn from our local FireSmart Team how to work together to reduce the risk of wildfire on Saturna Island. A great opportunity to ask questions and to discover easy steps on how to protect your property.

Check the links below from the Public Health Library

Do Your Home Materials Pose a Fire Risk?

Kitchen Fire Prevention: A Hazard in the Home

National Fire Protection Association - Lesson Plans

The Ultimate Guide to Fire-Safe Landscaping

The Restaurant Kitchen Fire Prevention Checklist

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Prevention and Evacuation

Fire Safety for Seniors

An e-mail providing the agenda for upcoming Board Meetings will be sent to all members of SIFPS 10 days in advance of the meeting date using e-mail addresses on file. If you have not received these e-mails, and wish to receive future e-mail notices from SIFPS, you can be placed on the list using the link below:

Similarly, if you are on the list and do not wish to receive future notices, use this link:

Photo - News Updates

Saturna Island Emergencies - Responses Spring 2014 Photos


SIFPS Group Photo - April 2013 - photo by John Wiznuk

click/enlarge - SIFPS group photo by John Wiznuk April 2013

In this web site you will also find information about
  • the governance and funding, including financial statements, of the Society
  • membership information and application form to join the Society
  • volunteering with the Fire Department and Saturna Island Rescue
  • links to fire prevention and emergency preparedness

View page with scenes from 2011 Open House and AGM:
SIFPS - scenes from Open House - click to page

Photos on this site by Judy and Rick Tipple, Patricia Sims, Al Razutis, John Wiznuk, and Ingrid Gaines.
If there is any information that you would like to see provided on this site please contact us at info@sifps.ca

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