With the summer being so dry here in Coquitlam and with the constant news of wildfires surrounding us in British Columbia, being safe in our day-to-day life to prevent a disaster is very important.
There have been a few close calls, which thankfully have been dealt with quickly and efficiently by the fire department. We can all do our part! Here are a few recommendations:
If you smoke, please make sure you are putting your cigarette out completely, and disposing of your butts properly. Throwing a butt out the window is illegal (littering), and extremely dangerous if lit.
Take a break from propane pits. The dry season is upon us…even propane pits aren’t ever completely safe, and can be a large hazard.
Be careful with hot vehicles on dry grass. Stay on paved roadways and driveways.
If you see any fire activity, phone 9-1-1 immediately, or #55555 to report a wildfire.
It’s a beautiful time of year, and we can all do our part to keep our neighbourhoods safe and clear of danger!