Effective at noon on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, Southeast Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre. A return to more seasonal weather conditions and recent precipitation has reduced the wildfire risk in these areas. The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that Category 2 and […]
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As we enter the September long weekend the Barriere Fire Department would like to remind you a TOTAL Fire Ban is still in effect. With almost no precipitation over several months and hot and dry conditions forecast into the future we are still experiencing an EXTREME Fire Danger Rating. Anyone in violation of the ban […]
Effective July 01 2017 A FULL FIRE BAN will be in effect until further notice within the Barriere and Area Fire District. As the area has now reached a High fire danger with pockets of Extreme the Fire Chief is enforcing a full fire ban until weather permits. Residents outside the fire district are […]
We have received our first call for sand bags due to flooding. If you need SAND BAGS please contact Ashley @ 250-318-9711. She will direct you on how to get them. We have all services on standby and ready to react if we have any flooding issues. Please contact us immediately if you need assistance. […]
Fire Prevention Week This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety. Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s […]
Tips for Safe Debris Burning Comply with Local Regulations: Contact your local fire department in advance to confirm that burning is allowed and to find out whether a permit is required to burn debris. Check the Weather Forecast Weather fluctuations, such as sudden gusts of wind, could make debris burning spark a wildfire. Call your […]
BC Hydro is planning to install a new surge protector and bird guarding, and will also be performing maintenance work at the Barriere substation onSunday, September 20th from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. In order to perform this work safely, there will be a planned outage during this time. 2,418 customers will be affected by […]