Summer fire safety tips from Port Moody Fire - Rescue
During hot, dry weather in Port Moody, our parks and forests may be at an extreme risk of fire. To help lessen this risk, look out for signs of small bush fires in our forests and neighbourhoods.
Call 911 immediately if you see a fire or smell the smoke coming from one.
Here are some other ways that you can help keep small fires from growing into large events that endanger lives and properties:
- Survey homes or complexes, looking for areas of fuel accumulation, including evergreen needles found in roof valleys and in gutters.
- Look for combustible materials stored around the house – on and under patio decks, or piled up against a house.
- Do not plant cedar or juniper hedges planted against a house and since bark mulch is also a fuel, avoid spreading it too close to a home.
- Smokers enjoying our parks and trails should refrain from dropping cigarette butts on the ground.
- Use BBQs, do not light small cooking fires, even in your own yards.
- Only use approved disposal units for used charcoal briquettes, or wait until they are cold before throwing them out.
- Do not start open fires in our parks or public spaces, unless you have a permit, and only if the weather conditions allow for it.
Port Moody Fire - Rescue patrols our forested areas and is committed to keeping our residents as safe as possible at all times. For more information on how you can help us call 604.469.7795.
Last updated: 02/12/2013 2:12:31 PM