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Hot weather is coming to Port Coquitlam: Would you know what to do in a wildfire?

Summer weather is on its way to the Tri-Cities, is your home ready for a wildfire? Learn how to be prepared for a wild land fire at an upcoming workshop with Port Coquitlam fire and emergency services.
Port Coquitlam is hosting a public event to promote fire safety during summer forest fire season.

Forest fire danger risk is low in the Tri-Cities what with all the recent rain.

But meteorologists say a return to toasty conditions is expected beginning next month.

That means residents living close to greenbelts and forests need to be aware of steps to take to prevent and stay safe from fires.

On Saturday, June 18, Port Coquitlam residents can get all the fire safety information they need directly from the source: the city's firefighters.

Residents are invited to come out and talk to firefighters to learn more about fire prevention at this community event.

The Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services Department will be at Evergreen Park Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. to engage the community and share the tactics that they use to help protect the community and help residents to better prepare in the event of a wildfire.

Activities include learning about wildfire risk, the wildland-urban interface, property protection and showcasing the fire department’s protective capabilities to wildfires.

“Our fire services department is an important part of our community and creating this event to involve the community helps to increase the city’s overall wildfire resiliency,” said Mayor Brad West.

Port Coquitlam buys new equipment to fight wildfires

“We know that communities are strongest when residents work together to help protect and support their neighbours and our natural resources,” West added.
Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services has over the last few years, added to their wildland firefighting equipment and training which include:

  • compressed air foam system on Medic 2 truck
  • a new forestry pump for drafting water when there isn't access to a hydrant
  • several hand tools

Residents can learn how to prevent a wildfire and to prevent one from spreading in their home or to their neighbours’ homes.

Education event for families, Lombardy Drive will be closed

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Activities include:

  • Learning about wildfire risk and the Wildland Urban Interface
  • Learn how to become FireSmart and protect your property.
  • Kids can look and sit in the fire truck and spray a hose.
  • Book a free FireSmart Home Assessment.
  • Demonstrations of fire fighters using the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) on Medic 2 and the CAFS portable backpack system

Lombardy Drive at Cedar Drive will be closed to traffic. Cornwall Street and Lombardy Drive will be open to local traffic only.

The City of Port Coquitlam has more information about fire safety on its website.


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