News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/5/2021 1:44:05 PM to 5/13/2022 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

City News & Public Notices

Posted on: August 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nelson Fire Rescue Services Introduces FireSmart Safety Videos

Media Release Fire Cover

Aug 3, 2021 - Nelson Fire & Rescue Services is releasing two short animated videos to help residents and business owners better understand there are a number of things they can do to reduce the risk of losing their homes and buildings from wildfire. Through a grant from Columbia Basin Trust, the department contracted local illustrator Nathan Wilkinson and vocal artist Maddisun to create the two short animated films to help spread the message of FireSmart and wildfire safety.

“One of the reasons we wanted to create these short films was to illustrate how homeowners can prepare and protect their properties in the event of an ember shower,” said Fire Chief Len MacCharles. “About 90% of structures lost during wildfires are due to embers travelling on the wind up to 2 kilometres from the main fire. That means anywhere in Nelson could experience ember transfer from a nearby wildfire” 

These two shorts demonstrate the easy steps residents can take to “Be FireSmart – Today”. Chief MacCharles hopes that this format will help “Spread the message of how important FireSmart actions can be in protecting your home. The City of Nelson has done and continues to do a lot of work to lower the risk and impacts of wildfire but we are all in this together and we all need to do our part.” 

The original jingle “Be Ready When the Hot Winds Blow” was written and performed by singer-songwriter Maddisun with @maddisunmusic out of Cranbrook, BC.  Art direction by Nathan Wilkinson, Nelson Illustrator and Animation by Jonathan Ramos and Jack Chipman, both who are Nelson digital artists.

 Link to Nelson Fire & Rescue Services YouTube Videos: 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News & Public Notices

COLD WEATHER AHEAD (Facebook Post (Landscape)) (1)

Cold Weather Ahead! Be Prepared!

Posted on: January 10, 2024
Notice to Public

Gyro Park has Re-Opened

Posted on: November 17, 2023
Leaf Removal Big poster (Instagram Post)

City of Nelson Leaf Pick-Up!

Posted on: October 23, 2023
NelsonHydro_Presentation_Aug2023_city-news

Nelson Hydro 2024 Budget and Rates Events

Posted on: September 11, 2023
proposed paving

Notice of Road Paving

Posted on: August 28, 2023
Council Highlights Social Media FB (Instagram Post (Square)) (2)

Council Highlights for June 2023

Posted on: June 29, 2023
2023 BudgetOpen House

Budget Open House - Join us!

Posted on: March 23, 2023
Carmen Proctor Bridge

A Message from Mayor & Council

Posted on: March 17, 2023
December 2017

City of Nelson Newsletter - December 2017

Posted on: December 21, 2017