Education Fire Prevention Safety October 18, 2017

Halloween Fire Safety Tips 2017

GDVFD would like to wish you all a safe and happy Halloween season, and to aid in this, we’d like to share some safety tips from the BCPFFA Burn Fund: Halloween fireworks can cause injuries serious enough to require emergency room treatment if they are used improperly. Severe injuries caused by fireworks can include burns,

Burning Regulations September 19, 2017

Campfire Ban Lifted

From the Office of the Fire Chief: Effective Noon, Monday, September 18th, 2017 and Until Further Notice: The campfire ban in effect for the West Howe Sound Fire Protection District has been lifted. Open burning restrictions in the Town of Gibsons continues to be in effect under Town of Gibsons Fire Regulation Bylaw No. 660.

Burning Regulations July 6, 2017

Public Notice of Open Fire Restriction

From the Office of the Fire Chief Effective Noon, Thursday, July 6th, 2017 and Until Further Notice: A campfire ban is in effect for all areas within the West Howe Sound Fire Protection District. This includes all fires whether for warmth, cooking or for ceremonial purposes and all beach fires. Fires in stoves or barbecues

Burn Prevention Education Safety February 6, 2017

Burn Awareness Week: Kitchen Burn Prevention

Kids should never be in the kitchen while you are cooking. Ensure kids stay away from any hot appliances and educate them not to touch any appliance that could potentially be hot in the kitchen such as the stove, electric kettles, toasters, coffee makers, hot plates, etc. Make sure to let anyone else who may

Education Fire Prevention Safety November 25, 2016

Holiday Party Candle Safety

With holiday Christmas party season ramping up and candles being a popular choice for table decorations at parties, we wanted to give you some tips for safe candle use at these events. We highly recommend the use of battery powered candles and tea lights whenever possible. These eliminate the risk of a fire starting from

Education Safety October 28, 2016

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is coming up and we wanted to share some safety tips for trick or treaters and drivers so we ensure ever has a fun time and gets home safe and sound! Trick or Treaters: Costumes should be light-coloured and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night.  (And

Education Fire Prevention Safety October 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving weekend is here!   We’ve put together some tips from NFPA to help ensure Thanksgiving is a safe one for you and your family! Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check