Here is an interesting article on the ventilation system at our new Firehall. We recently had a small routine repair on a part, and one of the designers wrote a very interesting article on how they tackled a unique challenge in the design of our building.
Click the picture for a link to the complete article.
As we all know, the air we breathe can be subject to lots of pollutants. From cars to factories to our very own burn piles in the wetter months. While it may be safe to burn from a fire prevention standpoint, it’s important to check the venting index for our area to make sure that the smoke and particulate can easily dissipate. You will see on the side of the page a link to a great new interactive map that shows the venting indexes all over the province. Please be neighbourly and check the index before you light up your pile. We will also leave the link here for a little while so everyone can get used to it. Just click the picture of the map and it will get you where you need to go. Thanks.
The latest update from the CVRD on our awesome new fire hall. Click the image for a bigger version.
Free CPR classes
Never learned CPR, or learned it last century? Here’s your chance to get up to date. HIFR is offering free classes that will show you how to do the current simplified CPR technique, and how to use the automatic defibrillators that are stationed around Hornby–all in about an hour. You won’t get a certificate, but you will learn how to save lives.
Contact John Heinegg, 250-335-0470, to sign up for a class.