Chimney Safety

Chimney fires are caused by a buildup of soot and other byproducts of wood burning. Have your chimney cleaned before the start of winter. The service may seem expensive (the chimney sweep has to cover the cost of insurance—climbing on your roof can be dangerous), but the cost of a fire is beyond expensive.
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Evacuation Preparedness

Wildfires and Floods are the most common reasons for major organized evacuations in our region. Know the difference between an Evacuation Alert (Get Ready) and an Evacuation Order (Leave Now). Read more…

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Cowichan Valley Emergency Preparedness Handbook
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Emergency Management B.C.
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