Urs Grob

Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as some other activities and the use of certain equipment, will be restricted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2019, or until the order is rescinded. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 burns within the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction must extinguish those fires by the June 12 deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Christmas Potluck 2018

 

 

Pot Luck Dinner &
Community get-together

 

Sunday, December 16th

 

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 neighbors.

 

 

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.

 

 

xmas

 

Door prize will be drawn.

 

 

Sun May 20th, 2018

 

All may be aware the RDOS has come out with a mass notification system to issue emergency alerts for residents who sign up for it. The system enables the RDOS to send out “urgent emergency notifications and public safety communications” to subscribed residents. Alerts can be sent by email, text message and text-to-voice alerts to landlines, and will be sent to residents in specific Electoral areas. Anarchist Mtn is in Electoral A and the system is available to us.

 

Sidley Mtn is in Kootenay-Boundary.
Electoral A boundaries are US border to the south, Oliver to the north, East of Osoyoos to the East and 9 Mile Place to the west.

 

 

The Emergency Notification System (ENCom), established for Anarchist Mountain and Sidley Mountain, will still be in effect as it provides very specific information for our mountains, i.e. the subdivisions that are in immediate danger and those that are on standby. Also, with the area Phone Trees, we have “neighbours helping neighbours”.

 

For subdivisions that do not receive an ENCom notification on an emergency in our area means they are not in immediate danger and information will be posted on the AMFD website and social media channels.

 

We urge you to do your own reading on the RDOS Mass Emergency

 

www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/226562/Mass-emergency-alerts-here

 

ENCom Team
Wendy Barlow
Sue McEvoy
Carolyne Strohmann
Richard Douziech

 

 

 
We wish everyone all the best for 2017, full of SUCCESS,  PEACE and HAPPINESS!
 
 
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department
 

 

 

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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
neighbors.

 

 

 

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.

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCp4xjm1TZY&feature=youtu.be

To learn more about the 2016 Fire Prevention Week visit http://www.firepreventionweek.org

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)

Source : http://www.osoyoostimes.com/anarchist-mountain-community-society-fundraiser-nets-5200-for-fire-department/

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 

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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:   http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayBan.asp?ID=497#OpenFireBans

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.

To receive an email alert when BC Safety Authority news is released, sign up at: http://www.safetyauthority.ca/user/register.

Also check out BCSA’s latest Electrical Safety newsletter at:
http://www.safetyauthority.ca/news/electrical-newsletter

 

 

Contact Information

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    For more information, please contact:
    Media Relations
    BC Safety Authority
    778-396-2164
    media@safetyauthority.ca

     

Content retrieved from: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/bc-safety-authority-promotes-fire-prevention-week-2164990.htm.

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

Fire Chief
Urs Grob

778-739-0123

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