Deep Bay Improvement District

5031 Mountainview Road
Bowser, BC
V0R 1G0
Office Hours:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday to Friday 
DBID Office & Fire Hall is closed to the public until further notice
Current fire danger: LOW 
FIRE BAN UPDATE: All Open Burns are Banned as of April 15, 2020   Campfires OK
For more info call 250-757-2030

Current Watering Restrictions: NONE    For more info:

Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department
The Deep Bay Fire Department is staffed entirely by volunteers.  Our members receive extensive, regular training to ensure that their skills are kept current.  In addition to fire fighting, over half of our members are Government Certified Level 3 First Responders.  Some members have higher training.  If there is a medical emergency they will be first on the scene to stabilize the victim prior to an ambulance arriving.  In our rural community this can be the difference between life and death.
Our volunteers are also called out to traffic accidents on our highways to perform auto extrications (JAWS).  These calls can bring in $1000 or more funded by the Provincial Emergency Program.  These funds go back into the Fire Department Budget for training and to maintain and upgrade our equipment.

Fire Department News...

George Lenz, Fire Chief, "You Are One of Our Heros"
April 26, 2012 - Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department Chief, George Lenz, was awarded with the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal at the Deep Bay Improvement District's Annual General Meeting held at the Vancouver Island University Shellfish Reasearch Station.  The medal was presented on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and was first created in 1985 to honour fire service members who have given 20 years of service, at least 10 of which were in the performance of duties involving potential risk. 
(A full copy of the press release is available here.)
"Wear this medal with pride."

Mandatory Smoke Alarms in BC.
Every residential building built before 1979 must have a smoke alarm installed by May 1, 2010.  The new law, under the BC Fire Code, increases public safety and awareness, helping to reduce the health risks and property damage caused by fire in older residential buildings.  Click here for a copy of the "Safe at Home Guide".  Copies are also available at the DBID office and the firehall.

Emergency - 911
In Emergency situations dial 911 for proper dispatching of fire, rescue, police and/or ambulance services.

Fire Hall
5031 Mountainview Road
Bowser, BC   V0R 1G0
George Lenz, Fire Chief
250-703-1657 (cell)

Forest Fires
Forest Fire Reporting dial 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from any cell phone.

Fire Permits
When do you need one?
Fire permits are required for any open burning from April 15 - October 15. 
Please call the hall at 250-757-2030 for your permit.

Safety Precautions
Whenever you are burning outdoors always take proper safety precautions. The burn pile should be no larger than approximately 4 cubic meters (2 x 2 x 1 meters) in size and should be at least 15 meters away from any structures.  Fires must never be left unattended and a source of water (eg. garden hose) should always be readily available.
Please note: you can only burn natural vegetation and even this has limitations.  Natural vegetation includes lawn trimmings, twigs and limbs, leaves, etc.  You may not burn household garbage and trash.  You cannot burn processed wood, such as lumber.

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