Have you heard of FireSmartBC? It's all about how to improve the resiliency of your home during a wildfire event. Did you know fire brands (Hot flying embers) can travel 2kms and ignite spot fires ahead of the fire front. This means a FireSmart home is just as important in the middle of town as one bordering the Forrest.
Learn more about FireSmart BC at: https://firesmartbc.ca
FireSmart Community: Controlling Vegetation
Did you know that uncontrolled vegetation, particularly tall grass, is a fire hazard? Town staff would like to remind property owners that the hot, dry weather creates fire hazards - that's why it's so important to maintain landscaping and ensure that vegetation on all properties, including those that are vacant, is controlled. Owners of vacant land are still responsible for maintenance, even if they don't live there. Please also remember that it's your responsibility to mow long grass on boulevards adjacent to your property.
Let's all do our part to keep our community safe and beautiful!
Slow Down, Move Over
The Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) requires drivers to slow down, and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped at the side of the road with its lights flashing. Despite being introduced in 2009, many motorists are still unaware of this law.
The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles has produced a YouTube video to provide a timely reminder for many drivers. Please take the time to view the video and share it or tweet it with your friends. Lets keep the road safe for emergency personnel. www.youtube.com/RoadSafetyBCGov
Ladysmith Fire/Rescue is a volunteer fire department that provides fire protection to the Town of Ladysmith, parts of Saltair and the Diamond Improvement District. The fire protection area spans over 40 square miles. Ladysmith Fire Rescue is located at 340 6th Avenue and may be reached at 250.245.6436 (non-emergency).
Ladysmith Fire/Rescue Application packages can be downloaded or picked up from Ladysmith Fire Hall or Ladysmith City Hall. Please return packages to Ladysmith City Hall. Recruitment Brochure
Ladysmith Fire/Rescue is dispatched to approximately 200 calls per year by FIRECOM which is stationed out of Nanaimo Fire Hall Station #1.
Ladysmith Fire Rescue now does Car Seat Installation classes. For more information on this program, please see the following link: Vancouver Island Child Seat Technician