B.C. wildfire public presentation acknowledges local agencies

Learn more about the roles several emergency services from the Comox Valley played in supporting communities during last summer’s fierce wildfires in the BC Cariboo and BC Interior.

A free public presentation is taking place at 6:15 p.m. (doors open at 6 pm) on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in Courtenay.

The presentation will include stories from several local agencies that supported communities in crisis, from helping on the front lines with fire suppression and radio communication, to assisting with community evacuations and re-entry, to supporting fire evacuees with lodging, emotional support and meals.

Having experienced this in the BC Interior and BC Cariboo, agencies will be available to share key learnings and provide advice for how residents on Vancouver Island should prepare ahead of time in case any disaster hits close to home.

This event is organized by the Comox Valley Emergency Program. Participating agencies include Emergency Support Services, Comox Fire Rescue, Courtenay Fire Department, Oyster River Fire Department, Emergency Radio Communications, BC Wildfire Services, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, RCMP, Red Cross, Salvation Army and St. John Ambulance.

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