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

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:


Agenda Board Meeting March 10, 2018

Download a copy of this agenda HERE

1. Call to Order – J.H.

Notice from Chair

Chairperson stated that the meeting was being recorded for the purpose of assisting in the preparation of accurate minutes. If any person wishes to speak but not be recorded, they can request the recorder be turned off.

2. Today's meeting minutes prepared by__________?

3. Approval of Agenda as circulated– J.H.

4. Approval of January 13, 2018 Board Minutes as circulated – J.H.

5. Welcome to Guests - J.H.

6. Business arising from January 13, 2018 minutes

  • Two Parks Canada/SIFPS Operating Agreements (Wild Fire and Emergency Services) Completed and filed – E.H.
  • CRD Operating and Funding Agreement with SIFPS for 10 years now signed off and filed - E.H.
  • Report regarding gutter cleaning at ESB #1 & ESB #2 plus washing outside windows – J.H.
  • Report regarding 2 replacement blinds ESB #1 - P.H.
  • Report regarding status of renewal of Island Health/SIFPS Operating and Funding Agreement due in April – J.H.

7. Report from Joint SIFPS/SIRRA Wild Fire Committee members. – Bill S.

8. Correspondence. – E.H./J.H.

9. Fire Chief’s Report – Brent S. Update regarding relocation of ESB #2 mini pumper

10. SIR Chief’s Report – K.V.

11. Financial Report – E.H. Status report regarding Annual Financial Accounting Statement – E.H.

12. Operations Report. - I.G. Report regarding status of ESB #1 water tanks repair - J.H. Cost estimate to add road base to upgrade driveway at ESB #1 - I.G.

13. Corporate/Administration Committee Report – J.H. Grey/White House – Saturna Island Lions Club Executive and Saturna Island Parks and Recreation Chairperson have supplied proof of liability insurance coverage. Island Trust is in the process of buying extra insurance for coverage when their planner uses the building.

14. Communications Committee Report – B.S. & H.J. Bill – report regarding draft Scribbler article. Harvey – report regarding upgrade to web site by Tyler Stolting.

15. New Business - J.H.

16. Presidents Report - J.H.

17. Human Resources Committee Report - P.H. Report from Bill S. regarding HSA status for firefighters.

18. In Camera Session

19. Next meeting dates ?? May 5th or the 29th, 2018, 9:15 am??

20. Discuss date of AGM in June

Discuss written AGM Committee Reports


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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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