- Open burning season begins October 1
Central Okanagan residents are encouraged to visit the Regional Emergency Program website cordemergency.ca and subscribe to receive email notification and information during any emergency situation.
The Wilson's Landing community is a rural area within the unincorporated Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The Fire Protection District extends north along Westside Road from Traders Cove to Shelter Cove. (Fire Protection Area Map)
There are approximately 175 homes/cottages with an estimated 500 residents during the summer. The community also includes a major destination resort, Lake Okanagan Resort as well as a church camp and Girl Guides camp.
The forest makeup throughout the area is mostly Ponderosa pine as well as Douglas fir.
Administration office – Station 42 – 2396 Westside Road North
Weekly Practice - Monday evening 6:30 - 9:00 pm (More Information)
Apparatus and Equipment
- If You Would Like To Join The Department Please Visit Our Fire Recruitment Page
- Effective July 22, 2019 - Ronaye Beck has been appointed the new Chief of the department - View News Release
- First Medical Response program started on April 1st, 2019. A Community Open House was held that evening to celebrate the introduction of this new service. Here are links to a Global Okanagan story on the evening event and new program and a link to the CBC Daybreak interview on the new service.
Outdoor Open Burning - begins October 1 - View News Release
The outdoor burning season is regulated in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas in part by the Regional Fire Prevention and Regulations Bylaw No. 1066 and the Smoke Control Bylaw No. 773. Member municipal governments have similar regulations, which empower local fire chiefs to determine the open burning season.
- Depending on the fire hazard, season normally runs October 1st to April 30th throughout the Central Okanagan.
- Only eligible property owners with a permit from their local fire authority will be allowed to burn after also ensuring compliance with the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation and after phoning the Open Burning Hotline 1-855-262-2876 which will tell them whether venting and air quality permit burning that day. On a day that burning is allowed, it's recommended burning begin later in the morning, as venting conditions are usually better after 10:00am.
Those with permits must call the Outdoor Burning Hotline 1-855-262-BURN (2876) before igniting burn piles to determine if outdoor burning is allowed.
Before ignitng any burn pile, residents with a valid permit from their local fire department are responsible to ensure their compliance with the BC Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. They are required to check the air quality conditions on the day that they want to burn. Conditions are updated daily at 8:00 am by calling 1-855-262-BURN (2876).