High Risk Activity Ban Currently In Effect for CVRD Fire Departments
In accordance with the BC Wildfire Act, the CVRD Fire departments have enacted their high risk activities bylaw. This ban applies to all Fire Protection areas within the Comox Valley (City of Courteany, Town of Comox, and Village of Cumberland not included). In support of this ban, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be following the Provincial regulations and starting noon on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 there will be a high risk activities fire ban in place.
In preparation for the forest fire season, the CVRD is providing this information to the residents, and contractors of the Comox Valley. When a high risk activity ban is put into effect, notice will be given through this website and social media.
During periods of heightened forest fire danger, certain work activities may start forest fires.
In order to reduce the risk of forest fires, these “high risk activities” are banned or restricted by regulation.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) regulates “high risk activities” with the regulatory bylaws in fire service areas that it manages. The Province regulates “high risk activities” through the Wildfire Act and Wildfire Regulation in areas that do not have a regulatory bylaw.
It is important that everybody helps to reduce the risk of forest fires and is aware of the regulations that restrict “high risk activities”.
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What are High Risk Activities?
High risk activities can be described as any activity that can produce a spark and is done in a combustible area such as on or near the forest floor or grassy area.