​Coal Miner Days

Second week in June

​The Sparwood Fire Department has planned some exciting Coal Miner Days events this year. Here are the updated events:

  • Fire Truck Rides: Attendees can hop aboard a fire truck and experience a thrilling ride around the area. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to see the inside of a fire truck and get a firsthand experience of what riding in one is like.
  • "Light Up the Sky" Drone Show: ​​​​Considering the fire hazards and smoke in the valley, the traditional fireworks display has been replaced with an innovative and mesmerizing drone show called "Light Up the Sky." This brand-new addition to the valley will showcase a choreographed production of drones, creating a beautiful and captivating spectacle in the night sky. It promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience for all attendees.

This brand-new event aims to provide entertainment and enjoyment while ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. By adapting to the current circumstances and embracing innovative alternatives, the Sparwood Fire Department continues to prioritize the safety of the residents and visitors during Coal Miner Days. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for further updates and information regarding these events and the Sparwood Fire Department's involvement in Coal Miner Days.​​

Sparwood Fire Department

In the Elk Valley, wildfires, floods, power outages, severe weather events, and various other disasters are a realistic part of everyday life. Being prepared is essential for all residents and their families to ensure they can effectively respond to emergencies. Here are three crucial steps to help you be better prepared:

  1. Know The Risks
  2. Make A Plan
  3. Get an Emergency Kit

Fire Department:
The Sparwood Fire Department offers a range of vital services within the District of Sparwood. These include fire suppression, motor vehicle extrication, rescue operations, fire prevention inspections for assembly and commercial properties, and public education on fire prevention and safety. In case of an emergency, contact them by dialing 9-1-1.

Ambulance: Sparwood is served by BC Ambulance Services (BCAS). In emergencies, you can reach them by dialing 9-1-1. BCAS staff actively participate in emergency planning, mock disaster exercises, and joint training initiatives to ensure their preparedness and rapid response when it matters most.

RCMP: The Royal Mounted Canadian Police in Sparwood are dedicated to serving and protecting the community in various situations, including during disasters. Their responsibilities span from addressing child abductions to handling robberies and dealing with severe weather incidents. In emergencies, contact them by dialing 9-1-1.

Search and Rescue: Sparwood's Search and Rescue team plays a vital role in assisting local emergency management during disasters. They also actively participate in community events and public education programs to raise awareness. Whether it's locating a lost child in the surrounding woods or rescuing an injured snowmobiler deep in the backcountry, this dedicated team of unpaid professionals is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies.

For more information on the District of Sparwood's Emergency Policies, visit the District of Sparwood website at www.Sparwood.ca and explore the relevant sections to access detailed information about emergency preparedness and response protocols.

Remember, being prepared is key to effectively handling emergencies. Stay informed, make a plan, and ensure you have an emergency kit ready to go when needed. By taking these steps, you can better protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community in times of crisis.

Emergency Prepardness- Are you ready?