Thanks to ourSparwood Fire Department our entire Coal Miner Days events are so much better! With everything from world class Fireworks, participating in our Parade, Fire Fit Challenge, Emergency Awareness Day, and now the Golf Ball Drop Fund-raiser our Fire Department encourage community spirit and participation through education and fun!
Emergency Preparedness ....Are you ready?
Wildfires, floods, power outages, severe weather events and many other disasters are a realistic part of everyday life here in the Elk Valley. It's important that all residents and their families are knowledgeable and ready when an emergency occurs.
1. Know The Risks
2. Make A Plan
3. Get an Emergency Kit
Fire: The Sparwood Fire Department provides fire suppression, motor vehicle extrication, rescue, fire prevention inspections (commercial), and public “Fire Prevention & Safety” education, as well as other related services within the District of Sparwood.
Ambulance:Sparwood is part of the BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) and can be reached by dialing 9-1-1 during an emergency. staff actively participate in emergency planning, mock disaster exercises and other joint training initiatives to ensure disaster preparedness and response capabilities are identified and deployed quickly and effectively when they are needed most.
RCMP:The Royal Mounted Canadian Police in Sparwood do their best to serve and protect in any situation, and are prepared for when disaster strikes. They deal with anything from child abduction, to robberies and even severe weather. In an emergency they can be contacted by dialing 9-1-1.
Search and Rescue: Assists local emergency management during disasters, and participate in community events and public education programs to help raise awareness. Whether it is a lost child in the woods around town, or an injured snowmobiler deep in the backcountry, Sparwood's dedicated team of unpaid professionals is on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies.
For more information on the District of Sparwood's Emergency Policies, see Bylaw 911 or phone the local RCMP detachment at (250) 425-6233 .
During Coal Miner Days the at the Sparwood Rec center the Sparwood Fire Department hosts Emergency Awareness Day. There is something for everyone; kids activities such as fire fit challenge, hose target skills test, Fire Engine rides and Ladder Truck water fountain; Adults can check out the displays and get information on safety, bear awareness, emergency preparedness and more. People have the opportunity to tour the various emergency response vehicles and see the rescue equipment up close. There were demonstrations to watch how the public services agencies work. People who attended got to spend the day enjoying a bite at the food vendors while the kids cool off in the splash pad all while learning from our Sparwood Fire Department.
Don't forget to catch the Auto Extrication Demo and the Free Fire Truck Rides!
Buy your tickets for Canada Days Ball Drop
Second Weekend in June