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Effective on Friday, July 12, 2024 at noon, BC Wildfire Services will be prohibiting campfires/beachfires throughout their jurisdiction in the Coastal Fire Centre.
This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. All local fire protection areas in the Strathcona Regional District are following suit by implementing their own campfire bans as well.

Category 2 and Category 3 Prohibitions Remain in Place. Restricted equipment and activities include:

• Fireworks
• Sky lanterns
• Burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description
• Binary exploding targets
• Air curtain burners
• Chimineas
• Tiki and similar kinds of torches



In any areas listed below, call Coastal Fire Centre at 250-951-4209
• All of Electoral Area A (Sayward Valley)
• All of Electoral Area B (Cortes Island)
• All of Electoral Area C (Quadra & Discovery Islands) EXCEPT the area within the South Quadra Island Improvement District
• All of Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay / Buttle Lake) EXCEPT for the area within the Black Creek / Oyster Bay Fire Protection Local Area.

For other areas in the Regional District, please contact the numbers provided:
• Black Creek / Oyster Bay Local Fire Protection Area 250-830-7155
• City of Campbell River 250-286-6266
• South Quadra Island Improvement District 250-285-3262
• Village of Gold River 250-283-2522
• Village of Sayward 250-282-5505
• Village of Tahsis 250-934-6666
• Village of Zeballos 250-761-4229

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Welcome to the Strathcona Emergency Program (SEP) home page. The SRD’s Emergency Services Department works to support fire safety and emergency management which are critical functions of a local government.

Fire Services

The SRD administers fire protection services for portions of Electoral Area A (Sayward Valley), Electoral Area B (Cortes Island), and Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay/Buttle Lake).

Emergency Management

The service exists to provide coordination, leadership and support for emergency preparedness programs and activities throughout the region including response to emergencies and disaster situations on an as needed basis.

The program recognizes that disasters are not constrained by municipal boundaries and that individual communities may lack sufficient resources to adequately prepare for or manage emergency situations without assistance. Much of the focus of the program is to increase capacity at the local level through the recruitment and retention of volunteer resources to provide quick response when the safety of the public or its property is at risk.

Our Strength is Our Volunteers

The success of the Strathcona Emergency Program is in part due to the many volunteers who donate their skills and time toward emergency preparedness and response activities. The Strathcona Regional District acknowledges those volunteers and agencies, including Emergency Radio Communications, Emergency Support Services, Search and Rescue, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Canadian Animal Disaster Response Team and St. John Ambulance (to name a few). We appreciate their ongoing support and commitment to the emergency program.

For More Information about the Program or to become a Volunteer

Please contact Shaun Koopman – Manager of Emergency Services
250-830-6702  |