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:

SATURNA ISLAND FIRE PROTECTION SOCIETY("SIFPS")

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIFPS WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:

Date: Saturday - June 16, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Rec Centre

download AGM Agenda package here

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF SIFPS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE ON ISSUES DURING THIS MEETING. MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY ELECTORS OF SATURNA ISLAND AS DEFINED BY THE CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT, AS WELL AS OTHER INDIVIDUALS APPROVED BY THE SIFPS BOARD.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER OF SIFPS (TO BE A MEMBER YOU MUST HAVE APPLIED FOR AND BEEN NOTIFIED THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER) - THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE AT ESB#1 BETWEEN 12:00 NOON AND 1:00 P.M., SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018 - AFTER THAT NO FURTHER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED.

NOMINATIONS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SIFPS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP ARE WELCOME, AND CAN BE RECEIVED BY THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE AT easyice@shaw.ca NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR ON THE MEETING DAY ARE ALSO WELCOMED.

LIGHT REFLECTIVE DRIVEWAY SIGNS

If you would like to have a numbered, light reflective sign for your driveway, please contact SIR chief, Kate Vigneault at 250-537-6347 or vigneaultkate@gmail.com Each sign is 12 x 5 1/2. Deadline for orders is June 14th

SIFPS - scenes from Open House - click to page

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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