03 August 2009

Fire safety in our parks is just common sense

With the very hot weather and absence of rain over the last couple of weeks the Park Board has issued a severe fire warning. It asks park users to use common sense.

Don't light fires in the parks. Campfires are not permitted at any time in any of Vancouver's parks or beaches. This means no wood or charcoal fires/BBQs. If you use a propane BBQ keep it at least 75 cm off the ground.

Report any signs of smoke or fire by calling 9-1-1 immediately

Watch for forest fire hazard signs in some parks and additional fire safety information posted in parks and on the Park Board web site

Don't smoke or light matches in the parks.

Don't throw away cigarette butts--make sure they are extinguished and then carry them out of the park.

Stay on the park trails.

It really only requires basic common sense to keep our parks safe. Everybody loves our parks--let's make sure we keep them green for generations to come.

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