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Open Burning Ban - Southeast Fire Centre

The Southeast Fire Centre has re-instated the burning ban on Category 2 open fires that was lifted a couple of weeks ago. Category 3 open fires remain banned as well.

Specifically, prohibited activities include:
* The burning of waste or other materials.
* Stubble or grass fires of any size over any area.
* The use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description.
* The use of binary exploding targets.
* The use of air curtain burners (forced air burning systems).

A map of the affected area is available online at: http://bit.ly/1dMzbdA
This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or
smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. To learn
about the differences between campfires, Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires,
please visit: http://bit.ly/1GlhE9l

Reminder: Open burning of all types is prohibited by bylaw inside Grand Forks city limits year-round.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2015-06-24 08:29:26)


2015 Fundraising Calendar SOLD OUT!

The volunteer firefighters 2015 fundraising calendar is now sold out. All proceeds from this year's calendar are going toward the construction of the Rotary Spray Park in Grand Forks.

The 15-month calendar (starts in October 2014!) features the members of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue.

Thank you for showing your support for the Rotary Spray Park project!

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2014-08-27 09:27:32)


Open Fire Ban in Southeast Forest District - July 2, 2014

On July 2, 2014, all open fire was banned throughout the entire Southeast Fire Centre.

Prohibited activities include:

* the burning of any waste, slash or other materials
* stubble or grass fires of any size over any area
* the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description

This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, and it does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. (See below)

The Southeast Fire Centre covers the area extending from the U.S. border in the south to Mica Dam in the north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-Alberta border in the east. It includes the Selkirk Natural Resource District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.

Details on this ban can be found on the Wildfire Management Branch website.

Please note that all open burning, including campfires, is prohibited by bylaw year-round inside Grand Forks city limits. A permit may be issued for small campfires for cooking only. Please contact the Fire Department for details.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2014-07-04 11:53:57)


Clara's Big Ride in Grand Forks May 23, 2014

Clara's Big Ride is a cross-Canada bicycle tour by 6-time Olympian Clara Hughes to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada.

The Ride stopped in Grand Forks on Friday May 23, and Clara was kind enough to stop for a photo with the members of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue who were on hand.

Photo credit: Craig Lindsay, Grand Forks Gazette

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2014-05-23 22:58:16)


2014 Freshet Update - River levels being monitored

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue is monitoring the Kettle and Granby Rivers. Warm weather at the end of last week coupled with rain over the first part of the Victoria Day long weekend have resulted in a rise in the levels on both rivers, although both are still shy of their respective water gauges.

Water flow rates are up significantly over the past 10 days, so everyone is encouraged to stay clear of the river banks and to exercise caution if you need to be near there.

If conditions warrant, information on how to acquire sandbags will be posted here, tweeted ( @GrandForksFire ) and distributed to the media. Remember that sandbags are only effective against surface water -- ground water seepage will not be stopped by sandbagging.

Further information will be posted as conditions change.

Posted by Kevin McKinnon
(2014-05-17 18:19:03)


 

 

Call Statistics
June
Fire:             19
Rescue:            6
First Responder:  25

2015
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan    7     3    30
Feb    6     5    19
Mar   19     3    37
Apr   18     2    28
May   13     4    38
Jun   19     6    25
2015  82    23   177

2014 Totals
Fire:            171
Rescue:           41
First Responder: 256
Total Calls:     468

2013 Totals
Fire:            182
Rescue:           36
First Responder: 255
Total Calls:     473

2012 Totals
Fire:            174
Rescue:           41
First Responder:  83
Total Calls:     298

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2014 Freshet Update - River levels being monitored
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Open Burning Ban In Effect for Southeast Fire District
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