Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Fire Department has sent a fire truck and 4 firefighters to the interior to support the wildfire suppression efforts.
The truck and crew are now working 24 hours per day with firefighters working two 12 hour shifts in the Clinton area.
In addition, Emergency Social Services group lodging, located at Chilliwack Senior Secondary School, continues to remain open from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday, to support the interior evacuees. To date, over 2000 interior residents have registered.
The Chilliwack Fire Department has also assisted with the training and education of more than 100 military personnel in wildland fire suppression tactics.
The training is being conducted at the fire department’s new training facility located on Wolfe Road. Another 100 military personnel will be completing their training next week and will be deployed to the interior.
The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors that the fire rating is still high to extreme.
Please exercise caution when using our parks and trails and remember that smoking is prohibited in Chilliwack’s parks and trails. You can assist us in our fire protection and prevention efforts by reporting all fires to 9-1-1.