Thursday, April 07, 2016

FireSmart Weekend - VIU & NFR

Nanaimo Fire Rescue partners with VIU 
for Inaugural FireSmart Weekend

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and Vancouver Island University and are holding its inaugural FireSmart weekend April 9th and 10th at the VIU campus. With the assistance from FireSmart Canada and grant money from the UBCM, staff and students of the Universities Forestry program will take part this weekend in FireSmarting forested areas near campus buildings.  The City of Nanaimo was recently recognized as a Fire Smart Community and this is one initiative as a result.  

All residents can have a FireSmart home and Nanaimo Fire Rescue wants to encourage all its citizens to participate.  Guidelines are available that can assist property owners in helping them to slow down or prevent the spread of wildfire on their properties by visiting fire.nanaimo.ca or www.firesmartcanada.ca  In addition,  Nanaimo Fire Rescue can support  FireSmart community champions to assist them in establishing FireSmart programs in their neighbourhoods.

"The City of Nanaimo is pleased to be a FireSmart Community.  The event at VIU this weekend  is a great community partnership and  we look forward to working with their students and staff to FireSmart parts of the high risk areas on their campus."  -  Brad Wood Nanaimo Fire Rescue 

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