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2022 Campfire Ban Rescinded

2022 Campfire Ban Rescinded

2022 Provincial Campfire Ban RescindedAs of Tuesday, September 20,2022 at 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)​ campfires are once again PERMITTED    As of Tuesday, September 20,2022 at 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)​ campfires are no longer prohibited...

2022 Strategic Plan

2022 Strategic Plan

2022 Strategic Plan Have you ever wondered what happens behind the roll-up doors? Most people see us racing around in loud trucks putting out fires and mitigating emergencies but what are we doing when there isn't one?  The 2022 Strategic Plan is an assessment of...

2022 Junior Firefighter Academy

2022 Junior Firefighter Academy

2022 Junior Firefighter AcademySD46, BC Wildfire, and Local Fire Departments Collaborate to offer students a one-of-a-kind work experience program.Spring break 2022 marks the inaugural Junior Firefighter Academy! School District #46 in collaboration with local fire...

National Fundraising Award 2021

National Fundraising Award 2021

National Fundraising Award 2021Congratulations to Capt. Steven Achterberg!2021 Dr. David Green National Fire Fighter of the Year: Captain Steven Achterberg Congratulations to Capt. Steven Achterberg on his Muscular Dystrophy Canada Firefighter of the Year award! We...

Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyThis years Fire Prevention Week campaign is about learning the sounds of fire safety. What is your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm telling you? 3 Long Beeps = Smoke Alarm. React quickly, follow your family's...

2021 Recruitment Drive

2021 Recruitment Drive

2021 Recruitment DriveSechelt Fire Department wants to know what fuels YOUR fire?The Sechelt Fire Department is actively seeking new volunteers to be part of our amazing crew for 2021.  Click Here to find out more!

Forest Fire Danger

Backyard burning of toxic materials, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste, and garden refuse is NOT permitted in the District of Sechelt.

Campfires

Campfires are fires for cooking, warmth, or ceremonial purposes. Campfires are not for burning toxic materials, garbage, construction waste, demolition waste, or garden refuse. A campfire is typically used as a wiener or marshmallow roast fire. They are also smaller in size, typically not more than 3 feet across at the base.

Campfires are allowed year round within the District of Sechelt and the Sechelt Indian Government District unless the Fire Department issues a total burn ban. A burn ban is likely over the summer months, but some years, when the weather is wetter, campfires are not banned. The Fire Department enforces campfires by banning them when necessary, and by responding to reports of illegal and/or dangerous campfires.

Burning Regulations