Emergency – 911 In Emergency situations dial 911 for proper dispatching of fire, rescue, police and/or ambulance services.
5031Mountainview Road Bowser, BC V0R 1G0
George Lenz, Fire Chief
Forest Fire Reporting dial 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from any cell phone.
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.
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.
Mandatory Smoke Alarms
Every residential building built before 1979 must have a smoke alarm installed by May 1, 2010. The 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.