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.

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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.

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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.


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