Wildfire devastation prompts Chilliwack to host open house

Different organizations will be sharing what they have learned about wildfire preparedness

In the wake of widespread devastation from wildfires across B.C. in 2018, a wildfire preparedness open house is set for Sept. 22 at the Ryder Lake Community Hall.

The event will feature static displays, demos, and some experts.

READ MORE: Wildfires 2018

Answering questions will be reps from: FireSmart, BC Hydro, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Chilliwack Fire Department, the City of Chilliwack, as well as several local businesses.

“This is an open house style event with displays and demonstrations from different organizations sharing information about wildfire preparedness for your home and property,” according to info online posted by City of Chilliwack.

READ MORE: Wildfire too close to home

Topics will range from what to ask when applying for home insurance, to how exterior sprinkler systems work, as well as what “FireSmart” means and how to prepare.

For more information, contact the Chilliwack Fire Department at 604.792.8713 or visit chilliwack.com/fire

Wildfire Community Preparedness Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 22 at the Ryder Lake Community Hall.

Lunch by donation provided by the Firefighters Charitable Society.


@CHWKjourno
jfeinberg@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Bail denied for alleged Chilliwack firearm thief convicted of similar crime in Alberta

Andrew Scott Charpentier charged with numerous offences after guns seized from Reece Avenue address

Figures reveal spike in highway traffic jams between Abbotsford and Langley

Nearly one in 20 westbound vehicles between Abbotsford and Langley clocked at under 60 km/h

Taser takedown in Chilliwack complex after incident gets violent

Male suspect became agitated under questioning and repeatedly punched an officer

Agassiz man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Young Chilliwack singer launches career with French classic

Deanne Ratzlaff performs as featured vocalist in La Vie en Rose in Chilliwack, London and Paris

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Moni at the Chilliwack SPCA

This week’s animal is Moni, an obedient 10-year-old Australian shepherd cross at the Chilliwack SPCA

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

UPDATE: One dead after house fire in rural Maple Ridge

Dewdney Trunk Road closed, traffic being re-routed

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

No estimated time for opening

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

Most Read