Wilson's Landing Fire

Wilson's Landing Fire Department

Sandbags Available - View Details

Campfire Ban - Ended May 14 for fire service areas in:

  • Ellison,
  • Joe Rich,
  • North Westside
  • Wilson's Landing

In addition:  City of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland. 

Campfires not allowed at any time in City of Kelowna

No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

 

POSTPONED - for public health and safety the planned Recruitment Open House and BBQ - March 16 6:30-9:00 pM has been postponed until later this year.  If you would like to join the department please visit our Fire Recruitment page

About Us

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.

Contact Us

Administration office – Station 42 – 2396 Westside Road North

Non-emergency:  250-469-6161

Email: wlfd.chief@rdco.com

Weekly Practice - Monday evening 6:30 - 9:00 pm  (More Information)

Fire Hall

Apparatus and Equipment

Recruitment

Fire Prevention

Department News

  • No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

  • Recruitment Open House and BBQ - Postponed until later in 2020 for health and safety reasons

  • Annual Santa Food Drive - Mon. Dec 2 from 5-9pm - More Details
  • 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.

  • Medical First Responder Program Bylaw - On February 25th the Regional Board approved a new bylaw that will see the Wilson’s Landing Fire Department provide medical first responder services within the fire service area.  Members of the department have been training and acquiring equipment in order to provide this critical life-saving program.  Funding for the program is included in the 2019-2023 Financial Plan and if approved by the Regional Board it’s anticipated the service will be available starting April 1st.

Outdoor Open Burning - 

No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - 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.

Current Open Burning Status - 

No Open Burning Allowed Effective April 15 - View News Release

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).

 

 

 
 
 
Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@rdco.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)