The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department &
Anarchist Mountain Community Society
invite you to our


Christmas 2016

Pot Luck Dinner &
Community get-together

Sunday, December 11th

4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Firehall


A fun Christmas gathering for all “Mountain People” , their
families and guests, with a special invitation to our Sidley Mountain




This is a potluck supper, so please bring one or two items to share.


Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate and soft drinks will be provided. If you wish, however, you may bring your own BYOB refreshments.



Paper plates and cutlery will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own plates & cutlery, please feel free to do so.




We would like to invite all the people of the mountain, but this newsletter may not reach everyone, so it would be greatly appreciated if each of you would pass on the message to those near you who may not receive the email.


This is a joint effort put on by our Fire Department and the Community Society.


Door prize will be drawn.xmas


In support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”, Sparky the Fire Dog® reminds everyone that smoke alarms don’t last forever and need to be replaced every 10 years. He also shows how to find out the age of a smoke alarm.


To learn more about the 2016 Fire Prevention Week visit

NFPA Fire Prevention Week Banner



That is the message fire and life safety educators will promote during Fire Prevention Week 2016. From Oct. 9-15, 2016, fire departments from across Canada and the United States work to raise public awareness about the dangers of fire and how to prevent it. The aim of the 2016 Fire Prevention Week campaign is to raise awareness and keep your family safe by replacing smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old. To check how old your smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date. Smoke alarms save lives.


If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out!

The Anarchist Mountain Community Society on Monday presented the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department with $5,200 raised at at a July 16 silent auction and barbecue. Over the past three years, the society has raised more than $18,000 for the fire department from these events. Pictured from left are Urs Grob, (fire chief), Candy Anders, Wendy Barlow, Teresa Marty (treasurer), Maggie the chocolate lab, Shelley Judd and Alice Zinowski. Not pictured, but also involved were Wayne Kelley, Richard Douziech, John Anders and Giselle LeClair. (Richard McGuire photo)


The Anarchist Mountain Community Society on Monday presented the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department with $5,200 raised at at a July 16 silent auction and barbecue. Over the past three years, the society has raised more than $18,000 for the fire department from these events. Pictured from left are Urs Grob, (fire chief), Candy Anders, Wendy Barlow, Teresa Marty (treasurer), Maggie the chocolate lab, Shelley Judd and Alice Zinowski.

Not pictured, but also involved were Wayne Kelley, Richard Douziech, John Anders and Giselle LeClair. (Richard McGuire photo)

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Fire Bans & Restrictions

Kamloops Fire Centre

OpenFires have notesCampfires are permitted.
Open burning may be prohibited. See notes below.
A campfire ban is not currently in effect.
Forest use restrictions are currently not in effect.

Open Fire Regulations

• See an overview map of zones in the Kamloops fire centre.

Open Fire Prohibitions

Definition of open fires

On Sep. 16, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning bans were rescinded for the Clearwater Fire Zone and Salmon Arm Fire Zone, but will remain in place in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones until Oct. 15, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.

A map of the affected areas is available below 


These open fire prohibitions apply to:

– the burning of any waste, slash or other materials

– the lighting of more than two open fires of any size at the same time

– the burning of stubble or grass

– the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, tiki torches or burning barrels of any size or description

– the use of binary exploding targets

Campfire Bans

Definition of campfires

There are currently no campfire bans in effect for the Kamloops fire centre.

Forest Use Restrictions

There are currently no forest use restrictions in effect for the Kamloops fire centre.


SOURCE: British Columbia Safety Authority

British Columbia Safety Authority

October 07, 2016 19:57 ET

BC Safety Authority Promotes Fire Prevention Week



NEW WESTMINSTER, BC–(Marketwired – October 07, 2016) – BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is pleased to promote Fire Prevention Week from October 9 – 15, 2016. The theme of this Canada-wide awareness campaign is, “Don’t Wait, Check the Date – Replace Smoke Alarms every 10 Years.”

“Every year, BC Safety Authority investigates fires that occur in homes. Smoke alarms provide critical early warning, but many of these fires are preventable through simple practices that ensure electrical equipment is safe,” says Ulrich Janisch, Electrical Safety Manager at BCSA.

According to BCSA investigations, three examples of where fire can originate are portable electric heaters, bathroom fans, and power bars or extension cords.

As we approach the cooler weather, follow these do’s and don’ts when operating portable electric heaters:

  • Do ensure your heater is in good condition.
  • Don’t place your heater near anything combustible like curtains, bedding, newspapers or laundry.

For power bars and extension cords:

  • Do look for a certification mark, like the ones on BCSA’s page of approved certification marks when purchasing power bars and extension cords.
  • Do check them regularly to ensure they are in good working order and replace any damaged power bars or extension cords.
  • Don’t put them in high traffic areas.
  • Don’t use these on a long-term or permanent basis. They are only intended for temporary use.
  • Don’t overload your extension cords or power bars.

Lastly, overheated bathroom fans can pose a hazard too:

  • Do remove dust buildup with a vacuum or soft, dry cloth.
  • Do ensure that the power is turned off before cleaning or servicing your fan.

About BC Safety Authority
BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

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KAMLOOPS – The BC Wildfire Service is urging the public to be more careful with fire use in an effort to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. Over the weekend, fire wardens discovered and extinguished 21 abandoned campfires.



Abandoned campfires may lead to wildfires and are completely preventable. Human-caused wildfires divert resources away from naturally-occurring incidents. Since Friday, the Kamloops Fire Centre has responded to 20 new fire starts, 14 of which were caused by lightning. It is paramount that the public be vigilant with fire use and other activities in the backcountry during this time of increased fire activity.



Careless campfire use can have costly repercussions. Anyone who leaves a campfire unattended for any length of time can be fined $1150.  If that fire turns into a wildfire, that person may be fined up to $1 million, face three years in prison and be required to pay for all related fire suppression costs.



To date, the BC Wildfire Service has responded to 130 wildfires, which have burned 252 hectares. Fifty-seven of those fires have been lightning-caused and 71 are suspected to be human-caused. Currently, the fire danger rating through the region is moderate with pockets of high in the Clearwater, Salmon Arm, and Penticton Fire Zones.



To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cellular phone or call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit




You can also follow the latest wildfire news:



Media Contact:




Max Birkner

Fire Information Officer

Kamloops Fire Centre

250 554-5964

250 819-6959

Connect with the Province of B.C.

Melissa Klassen

Fire Information Officer

Kamloops Fire Centre

250 554-5530

250 371-4538

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VICTORIA – Increased fines for a variety of wildfire-related violation tickets came into force today. Anyone caught contravening specified open burning and campfire regulations could now face fines more than three times higher than last year’s penalties.


The B.C. government has been taking a tougher stand on irresponsible behavior that contributes to increased wildfire risks, in an effort to protect communities, natural resources and infrastructure from wildfire damage.


The regulatory changes announced on March 10, 2016, significantly increase ticket fines for 19 different violations under the Wildfire Act and another seven violations under the Wildfire Regulation.






PENTICTON – Okanagan Similkameen Regional District board members don’t want to see a one-size-fits-all policy used to enforce emergency evacuation orders.


The directors are putting together a list of recommendations and concerns regarding the provincial government’s plan to modernize the 23-year-old Emergency Program Act.


Local and provincial agencies are permitted to declare a state of emergency and issue an evacuation order, but current legislation relies on residents to voluntarily evacuate. The province argues those choosing to remain behind can cause unnecessary risk to themselves and emergency response personnel already burdened in a time of crisis.


The province wants police to have the ability to use reasonable force to enforce an evacuation order. The proposed changes would give police the authority to apprehend those unwilling to comply, in addition to having the person pay for costs associated with police enforcement of the evacuation order.



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Anarchist Mountain
Fire Department
115 Grizzly Road
Osoyoos BC V0H 1V6

Fire Chief
Urs Grob