A firefighter demonstrates the use of foam to put out a small blaze during an Emergency Preparedness Week event put on at Brookfield Mall on Saturday, May 12.

Be prepared for disaster

Emergency Preparedness Week event held at Brookfield Mall

By Times Staff

On Saturday, May 12, Royal Bank of Canada’s Clearwater branch partnered with Blackpool Fire Department and Thompson-Nicola Regional District to host an Emergency Preparedness Week event at Brookfield Mall in Clearwater.

READ MORE: Emergency Preparedness Week Canada

Safety messages included Fire Smart (how to make your home a tougher target in a wildfire – what you can do to clean up and safeguard your property), emergency preparedness (are you ready and do you have a 72-hour kit?), emergency kit check-lists, what you should take if evacuation orders come and sand-bagging techniques for use during floods.

READ MORE: Be prepared for the next emergency (Feb. 9, 2018)

The families got to see live fire displays for dryer lint and gutter clutter. The young people on hand received one-on-one training on how to use a water extinguisher to put out those types of fires on display.

Also part of the displays were tips on the hazards that dry shrubbery can cause.

Visitors got a chance to put their names in the draw for fire extinguisher and a first aid kit donated by Nutech of Kamloops.

Display participants included fire trucks from Blackpool, Clearwater and Vavenby, Upper Clearwater’s new brush truck, BC EHS (ambulance), Clearwater and District Road Rescue, BC Wildfire MOF Initial Attack, Wells Gray Search and Rescue, BC Parks, Kinder Morgan, RCMP and Victim Services, Wildsafe BC, Royal Bank and Clearwater Rotary.

Also in town to help support the local fire departments was Rod Szasz of Fire Bozz from Nanaimo to show what larger water cannons can do to help fire departments.



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Left: Youngsters check out a water tank and other firefighting gear on display during an Emergency Preparedness Week event held at Brookfield Mall on Saturday, May 12.

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