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Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department
Notes & Reminders
On 2013-12-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Coby 32-inch Flat Screen Televisions due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $170 to $260.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Coby Electronics television recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
Canadian retailers listed as carrying the made in China Coby TV are Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Factory Direct, Walmart and Toys R Us. This list is not exhaustive.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled televisions and contact the participating retailer where their television was purchased for instructions on the remedy available from that retailer, which could be a refund, store credit, gift card or replacement TV. Because the importer/distributor Coby USA is out of business, the retailers are providing the remedy. The remedy and terms vary among the retailers.
Starting April 1st a TIVFD Burn Permit is required for all outdoor burn piles, incinerators or campfires.
Please call the Permit Pager AFTER 9 a.m. and BEFORE 5 p.m. starting on April 1st, or apply on-line starting April 1st. The permit pager number starting on April 1st is: 250-715-9131...follow the directions given (in other words, enter the number you are calling FROM when asked. Don't enter the permit pager number...we already know that one.)
You can also go to www.thetisislandfire.ca and click on the Burn Permit link to apply on-line. We check the on-line requests daily but we are not sitting in front of the computer 24/7 so please make your request ahead of time.
The hazard board by the ferry dock will give you the latest fire hazard rating, as will the TIVFD website. Please access the Burning Regulations for information on what you must know to have a legal fire.
Thank you, and have a safe fire season.
Fire Chief J. Caldbeck
Thetis Island Fire Dept.
Box 14-6, Thetis Island
BC, V0R 2Y0
The TIVFD will once again shred your Chrismas Tree if you leave it just inside the garbage dump area on the left as you go in through the gate. We will probably bring the chipper by on Saturday January 12th, so you have lots of time to take down the tinsel and drop your tree off.
Fire Chief J. Caldbeck