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  • Smoke alarm campaign reveals alarming results

    Don’t  wait – Check the Date of Your Smoke Alarms!

    West Kelowna Fire Rescue and Westbank First Nation personnel went door to door last week for this year’s Fire Prevention Week Campaign “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Fire personnel visited two mobile home parks ensuring residents had working smoke alarms and checking the smoke alarm manufacturer replacement dates.
  • Smoke alarm awareness program begins next week in Vernon

    VERNON - Firefighters from Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) will be visiting homes in the Holiday Park Mobile Home Park and Swanbrook Estates on Oct. 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Firefighters will be going door-to-door to encourage residents to test their smoke alarms and replace their batteries. VFRS will also replace old smoke alarms or install a new one if the resident doesn’t have one.
  • Don't forget to check the date of your smoke alarms

    KELOWNA - Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9 to 15, 2016 and West Kelowna Fire Rescue challenges all West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation residents to check the expiry dates of their smoke alarms. Smoke alarms wear out over time and need to be replaced as recommended by the manufacturer, usually 10 years.
  • Factory-built homes could help ease Okanagan's tight housing market

    OKANAGAN - Cities facing housing shortages should encourage more modular construction to increase options for prospective homebuyers and renters, a UBC researcher says.
  • West Kelowna smoke alarm campaign reveals alarming results

    WEST KELOWNA - West Kelowna Fire Rescue and Westbank First Nation personnel went door to door in two mobile home parks during Fire Prevention Week, October 4 to 10, to ensure that residents had working smoke alarms. The results of this initiative showed that of the homes visited, 71% did not have a smoke alarm present, or had alarms that were either not working or expired.
  • West Kelowna Fire Rescue to ensure your smoke alarms work

    WEST KELOWNA - During Fire Prevention Week, West Kelowna Fire Rescue in partnership with Westbank First Nation will go door to door in two mobile home parks ensuring residents have working smoke alarms. WKFR will also host its ever-popular Kids Day at the Firehall.

    The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week - October 4 to 10 is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” and on Tuesday, Oct. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Highlights from the TNRD Board of Directors’ meeting of March 27

    Adoption of the 2015-19 Financial Plan
  • Vernon fires above provincial average

    In 2012 the City of Vernon experienced 2.3 fires per 1,000 persons, well above the provincial average of 1.5 fires per 1,000 persons!
  • B.C. offers aid to Alberta in wake of record floods

    Ministry of Justice Emergency Management BC
  • Provincial topographical base maps go mobile

    Recreationalists and resource professionals looking for an easier way to explore B.C.'s wilderness can now leave their fold-out maps at home. GeoBC has created a series of free, high-resolution topographical maps specifically designed for viewing on mobile devices.

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