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Website of the Saturna Island Fire Protection Society (SIFPS)


Fire Danger Status for Saturna Island

Saturna FireSmart Links here

SIFPS Scribbler article April 2018

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:



Date: Saturday - July 28, 2018

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: Emergency Services Building 01

download Agenda here

1. Call to order - JH
2. Today's meeting minutes prepared by______?
3. Approval of Agenda as circulated - J.H.
4. Approval of May 5th, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes as circulated – J.H.
5. Approval of June 16th, 2018 Board Meeting minutes as circulated – J.H.
6. Welcome to guest– J.H.
7. Business arising from May 5th, 2018 Board Meeting minutes
-Report regarding 2 replacement blinds at ESB#1 – P.Z.
-Discuss report regarding cost of new road base to driveway of ESB#1. Contract awarded to A. Money-J.H.
-Follow-up report regarding volunteers’ hepatitis vaccinations- Bill S
8. Correspondence. – E.H./J.H.
9. Appoint Standing Committee Members-J.H.
10. Fire Chief’s Report – Brent S.
11. SIR Chief’s Report – K.V.
12. Financial Report – May 1st to May 31st, 2018 and June 1st to 30th, 2018 - E.H.
13. Operations Committee Report. – W.Q./J.H.
-Discuss new fire hall sign at ESB#1-J.H.
-ESB#1 – Tanker now has 2018/19 CVI.-W.Q.
-Discuss window caulking at ESB#1 and #2 – J.H.
14. Corporate/Administration Committee Report – J.H.
-Report regarding liability for grey house – Saturna Recycling has confirmed coverage for liability when they use the house.
15. Communications Committee Report – B.S. & H.J.
-Report regarding web site
16. New Business – J.H.
-Special thank you to Grant Dickey and John Wiznuk who retired June 30th, 2018 as volunteer fire fighters.
Accept new member to SIFPS
Discuss new policy for Board members who are also SIFPS volunteers
17. President’s Report – J.H.
18. Human Resources Committee Report - P.H.
19. In Camera Session
-Approve May 5th, 2018 In Camera meeting minutes as read
20. Discuss Next meeting date - Sept 8th or 15th or 22nd or 29th, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. at ESB #1
22. Adjourn


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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