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Website of the Saturna Island Fire Protection Society (SIFPS)


AS OF OCTOBER 4th 2018

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 - January 5, 2019

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: Emergency Services Building 01

download Agenda here

Welcome to Guests - J.H.
1. Call to order - JH
2. Today's meeting minutes prepared by Sandy Nelson
3. Approval of Agenda as circulated - J.H.
4. Approval of November 3rd, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes as circulated – J.H.
5. Business arising from November 3rd, 2018 Board Meeting minutes
- Motion to lift from table draft policy regarding purchase of red jackets – Deb S.
- Motion to lift from table discussion regarding “Recognition Clothing”.
- Motion to lift from table discussion regarding “Voluntary Visibility” – Deb S.
- New “No Public Parking” signs installation- still to be done –Brent S.
- Report that renewal of SIFPS/SIVFD agreement is done and filed – John H.
- Letter of assurance to contractor regarding negative note found has been sent – John H.
- Progress report regarding renewal of Parks Canada Wildfire & SIR agreements(2) – JH
- Progress report regarding renewal of Parks Canada Wildfire & SIR agreements(2) – JH
- Letter of thanks to Volunteer Firefighters Association sent – John H.
- Progress report recording new entry door code for ESB#1 & #2 – Ian G.
6. Correspondence. – E.H./J.H.
7. Fire Chief’s Report – Brent S.
8. SIR Chief’s Report – K.V.
9. Financial Report – E.H.
- Actual to budget up to Dec. 31, 2018
- Status update regarding new Crest radios and Financial implications
- CRD 5-year budget - is further discussion needed?
10. Asset Management & Operations Committee Report. – W.Q.
- 2019 contracts for maintenance & cleaning signed?
- Post for new 2019 Landscape/maintenance contractor
- New motor for roll-up ambulance door – Ian G.
- Report of repairs needed to mini pumpers #1 & #2
11. Corporate/Administration Committee Report – Deb S.
- Review and discuss draft new policy for volunteers being Board members
- Lift from table and discuss new policy for “in camera” meetings. John sent out his draft for the purpose of discussions
12. Communications Committee Report – H.J.
- Has fire permits information on the website been corrected? – Harvey J.
- Report regarding “Policies” heading on website – Harvey J.
- Progress report regarding “new look” website – Harvey J.
13. Human Resources Committee Report – Priscilla Z.
- Report regarding appointment recommendation of SIFPS Representative to Occupational Health & Safety Committee – John H.
- Reporting out on HSA eligibility status of SIR Volunteers - John H.
- Reporting out on HSA eligibility status of Volunteer Fire Fighters - EH
14. New Business – J.H.
15. President's Report J.H.
- Report regarding first SGI Fire Protection Societies lunch meeting and discussions on November 24th, 2018
16. In Camera Session
- Approve November 3rd, 2018 In Camera meeting minutes
17. Return to regular Directors meeting
18. Discuss next meeting dates - March 2ed, 9th or 16th, 2019
19. Adjourn

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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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