Robson Fire Dept Wins Award


Wild about Fire:
Robson Firefighters Win Award for Being Smart

Robson, BC—The Robson Volunteer Fire Department has received a National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day award for its efforts to make its community safer from wildfire. The fire department will host a community clean-up day on May 7th to mitigate the risks of wildfire.

“We hope to have a great turn out and hope to build more momentum in the coming years,” says Jeff Grant, Robson’s Fire Chief.

“I am so proud of our fire department,” said Rick Smith, Electoral Area J Director.

Echoing Smith’s sentiment is Andrew Bellerby, the RDCK’s Regional Fire Chief: “The Robson team is taking a proactive approach to educate, clean-up and protect their community. They demonstrate that firefighters not only respond to fires, they also work to prevent them.”

The award comes with a $500 prize, which will be used to host the event on May 7th.

Residents are invited to attend a meeting at the Robson Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday, April 28th at 7 p.m. and learn how to reduce wildfire risk on their property.  People can also sign up for the community clean-up event that will be held on Saturday, May 7th.

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