Fire Services

Burning Regulations

Please check with your local fire department for any other restrictions before lighting any fire. You may also refer to the bylaws page for your fire protection area.

Lanterns Prohibited

Chinese (fire) lanterns are prohibited. The use of the following is also prohibited: fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice).

Electoral area fire services administration

The CVRD board of directors approved a new fire services administration model for the electoral areas that will see the chiefs of the fire protection services for Hornby Island, Denman Island, Fanny Bay and Black Creek-Oyster Bay becoming employees of the regional district, and service agreements being developed that will reduce direct liability for volunteer firefighting associations. New electoral area fire services model FAQs [PDF - 104 KB]

Fire Protection

The regional district operates four volunteer fire departments and has working agreements with member municipalities and improvement districts within the regional district to provide fire protection.

What is a fire protection area?

A fire protection area is a defined area that is provided fire protection through a local government authority (ie: regional districts or improvement districts).

Does everyone in the regional district have fire protection?

Some areas in the regional district do not have fire protection. If you are not sure if you are in a designated fire protection area, call the protective services department at the regional district office for information or look on iMap.

Mt. Washington Resort Community

Read frequently asked questions [PDF - 120 KB] about the Mt. Washington resort community.