FIRE DANGER RATING

(Updated 09/18/2017)

Effective at noon on Sept. 18, 2017, the Halfmoon Bay Fire Department along with the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the campfire prohibition that was in effect within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The use of tiki torches (and similar kinds of torches), outdoor stoves, gas stoves and other portable campfire equipment is also now permitted.

However, some activities are still prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, including the use of: fireworks (including firecrackers); sky lanterns; binary exploding targets; and burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description

The current prohibition on Category 2 and Category 3 open fires also remains in place throughout the Coast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, except for the Fog Zone on Vancouver Island.

 

HBVFD Crest ColorTHE HALFMOON BAY VOL. FIRE DEPT. is a volunteer service consisting of approximately 30 members. Our mission is   to serve the community of Halfmoon Bay by protecting life, property and the environment.  Fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services, Public fire and life safety education, fire inspections, training and administration are provided.

The Fire Department operates under the direction of the Fire Chief who is responsible to the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

Halfmoon Bay has a population of about 2,650. The Halfmoon Bay Fire Department responded to emergency calls, ranging from structure fires to grass fires, from rescues and auto extrication to backup for the emergency health services.  The Fire Chief or Duty Officer also respond’s to complaints, ranging from burning complaints to reports of hazardous materials.

Emergency services are provided by volunteer firefighters. Volunteer firefighters are directly responsible for fire and rescue operations, including incident response and the operation of all apparatus and equipment.  All firefighters, participate in the Justice Institute NFPA Firefighter level II program and First Responder Level III.  Firefighters respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.