Members of Nelson's Fire & Rescue Services can be seen helping out at community events year-round. Some of the activities that the members participate in include
- Visiting local schools during Fire Prevention Week, Burn Awareness Week and the annual fire drill competitions;
- Promoting FireSmart awareness, especially for homes near forested areas;
- Providing homes and businesses with fire safety plans and fire extinguisher training;
- Organizing fireworks for Nelson's Canada Day celebrations.
- Connecting to the community through events such as the Seniors’ Fair and Community Connect Day.
- Organizing Disaster Day – an event to educate and demonstrate local Emergency Preparedness
- Guiding tours of the Fire Hall/Museum to visitors, schools and locals.
- Hanging Banners to support community connection and local event promotion.
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The fire department and the union regularly raise funds for their two principle charities, the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund and Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Our staff also raise funds for local family shelters, offer first aid at mountain bike races, assist with supervising social gatherings, display our antique fire trucks at automotive show n' shines, and serve as personal guides for Santa Claus as he makes his annual wintertime visit to Nelson's historic Baker Street.
The fire department museum is located in the Fire Hall at 919 Ward Street and is open year-round. Visitors are welcome to drop by to view our two 1944 Bickle-Seagrave fire trucks (an aerial and a pumper), memorabilia from the filming of the movie Roxanne and information on fire safety.
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