Oliver Fire‐Rescue is a volunteer fire department serving the Town of Oliver, Oliver Rural Fire Protection District and Osoyoos Indian Band (with extrication services are provided to Mount Baldy and Willowbrook areas. The officer core consists of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, and four Captains, also an A-Training Captain who leads a training team of five members who have all taken the Fire Instructor course.
The Department has a 33 A-list members who are active, with 10 B-list members who are former members who have retired but may be called on to assist larger or extended calls.
Visit the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department website.
The south Okanagan valley often experiences weather systems called inversions. An inversion makes the airshed susceptible to the build up of air contaminants that impact human health, visibility, and the environment. During the permitted burn period authorized properties MUST confirm that burning is allowed on that day by checking the Air Quality and Venting Index. To view today’s Venting Index click here
Open burning is not permitted within the Town of Oliver boundaries. Approved cooking stoves with flames less than 15 cm are allowed. Gas flame and briquettes are also permitted.
Open burning in the rural area is not permitted April 15 to October 15 each year.
Burning Requirements Fact Sheet