Fire Prevention & Safety

NO OPEN BURNING PERMITTED IN SAANICH

Effective immediately, the Province has issued open burning restrictions due to COVID-19 and public respiratory sensitivities related to this. 

Access to Fire Department non-emergency services by telephone or appointment only to limit the spread of infection.

To ensure ongoing provision of non-emergency services while limiting the spread of COVID-19, access to our services will be limited to telephone, email or by appointment only.

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We aim to keep everyone who lives and works in our community safe.

  • We provide fire and life safety education through programs like Learn Not to Burn, A Working Smoke Alarm in Every Home and Fire Prevention Week.
  • We attend community events and deliver programs and presentations to citizens, groups and businesses.
  • We inspect commercial and residential occupancies and review construction plans to make sure they comply with fire safety regulations and bylaws.
  • We create plans to keep our members safe when they fight fires.
  • We investigate how a fire started.