Raising Awareness about Emergency Preparedness with "Disaster Day"

Disaster will strike Nelson’s Hall Street on May 7th when local agencies come together as part of National Emergency Preparedness Week to host Disaster Day. The event is meant to promote personal, family and community emergency preparedness as well as promote Fire Smart principles for our community.

"Disaster Day will bring together local agencies to show how we all work together during a disaster," says Len MacCharles, Fire Chief for the City of Nelson. "It can help our community and residents be better prepared for a large emergency."

Everyone is invited to come down to meet agency representatives and participate in the fun. There’ll be kid’s activities, fire trucks, an ambulance, hazmat, a sprinkler protection unit, and free hot dogs!

Proposed Participants:

• Nelson Fire & Rescue Services

• RDCK Emergency Services

• RDCK Fire Services

• Nelson Police Department

• Red Cross / Emergency Social Services

• Salvation Army

• Interior Health Authority

• BCWildfire Management Branch

• Kootenay Insurance Services

• BC Emergency Health Services



• Emergency Management BC

• Nelson Hydro

• Nelson Public Works

• Nelson Search & Rescue

• FireSmart Canada

• Ministry of Environment Spill Response

• Ministry of Transportation

• Yellowhead Road and Bridge

…and others!

Event Details
Located on Hall Street between Baker and Vernon
11:00am - 3:00pm
Free hot dogs

For further information, please contact:
Len MacCharles
Fire Chief
Nelson Fire and Rescue Services

Noreen Clayton
Emergency Program Coordinator
RDCK & City of Nelson

Nora Hannon
Deputy Fire Chief
Balfour/Harrop V. Fire Department



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