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Jul 10, 2019 Return to Headlines

Learn How to Prevent Wildfire Damage to Your Home

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 10, 2019 – Coquitlam Fire /Rescue wants to educate homeowners who live near green spaces, such as Mundy Park and Burke Mountain, to take steps that may prevent damage caused by a wildfire.

While one of the great things about living in our city is our access to nature, many homes are located where wilderness and urban development meet, meaning that fire may easily spread from vegetation to structures or from structures to vegetation.

Coquitlam Fire / Rescue is inviting residents to drop-in to one of three upcoming information sessions to learn what you can do to reduce the risk of a wildland urban-interface fire potentially damag​ing your home. Residents will also learn about Coquitlam Fire / Rescue’s capabilities for responding to fires in the wildland urban-interface.

All events are from 6-9 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, July 16, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St.  (Sports Hall of Fame)
  • Wednesday, July 17, City Cente Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way (Fitness Room)
  • Thursday, July 18, Burke Mountain Firehall, 3501 David Avenue

Topics include:

  • How to FireSmart your home and property
  • Preventative measures taken by the City of Coquitlam
  • Coquitlam Fire/Rescue response capabilities

Visit www.coquitlam.ca/firesafety for info session details and general summer fire safety.

Residents should take precautions against accidental fires and be alert to signs of fire. Report any signs of smoke or fire by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

Media contact:
Jim Ogloff
Fire Chief
Coquitlam Fire/Rescue
604-927-6402
jogloff@coquitlam.ca