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Firefighters from yesterdays controlled burn from a Fire Smart cleanup event from last fall.

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South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department

South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s cover photo

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South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department Open House slatedThe South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Open House at the Fire Hall (546 Green Lake South Rd.) on May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it will be an opportunity for the community to talk to Fire Chief Roger Graham, Assistant Fire Chief Bob Bell, Deputy Fire Chief Dunham Craig and the captains about the apparatus, equipment, dry hydrants and what’s happening at the Fire Hall.Home sprinklers informationThere will be a sprinkler booth where people can talk to local firefighters about the advantage of sprinklers as a great last line of defence against wildfires. People will also be able to put in orders for some sprinklers. Firefighters will be building 200 new sprinklers this year – 40 sets of of three ground sprinklers and two rooftop sprinklers.A sprinkler demonstration will be on display behind the Fire Hall during the Open House. Anyone with questions about sprinklers or about designing a sprinkler system for their homes can e-mail Del at Lindawestfall@hotmail.com.Fence maintenanceThere will also be a booth where folks can learn about the fence behind our properties that keep the range cattle from coming down and making a mess in our yards.A group of residents have been looking after the fence system for a number of years, and they would like some new volunteers to help check the fence line to make sure there aren’t any breaks the cows can get through and to fix those breaks.All of the hard work of building the fence line has been completed, and now it’s just a matter of checking the fence and maintaining its integrity.So please talk to the folks at the fence line booth to thank them for what they do and see if there is some way they can be helped.FireSmart boothsThe local FireSmart crew will have two booths at the open house, which will have a couple of maps.One of the maps will show where the wildfires have been close to our South Green Lake Community over the years.The map will show just how close wildfires have been to our properties. The reality is: it’s not a matter of if there will be a wildfire threatening our homes, cabins and properties, but it is a matter of when that wildfire will happen.This is why the local FireSmart crew wants property owners to make their homes, cabins and properties more wildfire resilient. So please stop at the booths and talk to people – two Local FireSmart Representatives (LFRs) and the Bravo Neighbourhood Champion – about how we can protect our homes, cabins and properties.Be sure to check out the Bravo FireSmart Neighbourhood Recognition Sign.The second map will show which of the three designated FireSmart neighbourhoods your property is in. Ask the LFRs how you can make your homes, cabins and properties more wildfire resilient.The FireSmart table will also have some combined smoke and CO alarm giveaways for South Green Lake property owners on a first-come first-served basis if they don’t have hard-wired detectors in their homes and cabins and they didn’t pick up alarms at last year’s giveaway.FireSmart LFR Ken Alexander will be asking the people picking up the detectors for the property owner’s lot number, first and last names, phone numbers and email addresses, so please bring that along when you pick up an alarm.The local FireSmart crew will also be asking people who come to the FireSmart booth if they would be interested in be becoming a FireSmart Champion for their neighbourhood or if they would like to join the FireSmart committees for the A and C Neighbourhoods, which the local FireSmart Crew would like to get recognized this year.Food and FunHotdogs and a drink – pop, water, coffee and tea – will be available by donation.Folks can also purchase tickets for five raffle baskets.FireSmart mascot Ember will be showing up for the event, so the children and the young at heart can meet her and get their pictures taken with her.The local FireSmart Crew will be handing out Ember gifts on a first-come first-serve basis at the booth.There will also be a Kids Booth where children will be able to choose doing two crafts and colouring FireSmart pages.Best of all, people will be able to meet their South Green Lake firefighters and chat with their South Green Lake friends and neighbours.Photo caption: George McFalane, who has a cabin on the off-shore side of South Green Lake, created a sprinkler system he made with sprinklers from the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

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Fire Restrictions Starting April 4th

For Immediate Release


March 30, 2016


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service



Burning restrictions set to start next week in Cariboo


WILLIAMS LAKE – Due to the current dry conditions, the Cariboo Fire Centre will be prohibiting Category 2 and Category 3 fires, as of noon on April 4, 2016, to help prevent human-caused fires and protect the public.


Since March 1, 13 fires have burned 42 hectares in the Cariboo Fire Centre. BC Wildfire Service crews or local fire departments extinguished these fires, which were all human-caused and resulted from grass burning or pile burning.


The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east.


This is a good time of year for people to consult the newly updated Homeowner’s FireSmart Manual to learn about reducing wildfire hazards on private property. It is available at: http://bit.ly/1UAxuDt


However, the BC Wildfire Service urges anyone planning to conduct an open burn before April 4 to use caution to help reduce the number of preventable wildfires.


Anyone igniting a fire outdoors must watch for changing weather conditions and ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.  The public is urged to follow all burning regulations. Before conducting a burn, people should also check with their local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.


Anyone planning to do any large-scale industrial burning, burn more than two piles of any size or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717. Burn registration numbers are available free of charge.


A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online at: http://bit.ly/1GlhE9l


People are also required check venting conditions before conducting an open burn. If venting conditions are rated “poor” or “fair”, open burning is restricted. The venting index can be found at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/venting.html


If a fire escapes, the person responsible may be held liable for fire suppression costs and damages. In 2009, for example, a person in the Cariboo was fined just under $900,000 for causing a wildfire due to unsafe open burning practices. It’s the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the open burn is conducted in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with current burning restrictions.


Up-to-date information on burning prohibitions and current wildfire activity can be obtained by calling 1 888 3-FOREST or online at:  http://www.bcwildfire.ca


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For Immediate Release

March 31, 2016


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service



Two new wildfires sparked in the Cariboo


WILLIAMS LAKE – The BC Wildfire Service is responding to two new wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre. Both fires are suspected to be human-caused.


One of these incidents is in the Anahim’s Flat area and is about 2.6 hectares in size. Ten fire fighters responded last night and are on scene again today working to contain the fire.


The second wildfire is located in the Canoe Creek area and is estimated at 60 hectares in size. The Cariboo Fire Centre is on site assessing the fire to determine further action. No structures or property are threatened at this time.


All open burning, other than campfires, will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre as of noon on Monday, April 4. The BC Wildfire Service urges people planning to conduct an open burn before April 4 to use caution to help reduce the number of preventable wildfires.


Windy conditions are expected throughout the upcoming weekend. Before lighting any fire, please watch for changing weather conditions and have enough people, water and hand tools ready to keep your fire under control.


Be advised that if your fire escapes, you may be liable for fire suppression costs and damages. In 2009, for example, a member of the public in the Cariboo was fined just under $900,000 for causing a wildfire, due to unsafe open burning practices. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they are burning in a safe, responsible manner that is in accordance with current restrictions.


To report a wildfire, abandoned campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone.


For up-to-date information on current wildfire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca or call 1 888 3-FOREST.


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