Union Bay Fire Rescue would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the residences of Union Bay. Over 31 homes participated in the inaugural curbside chipper program with over 50 cubic yards of debris being removed to the CVRD Skyrocket facility. This is an outstanding step towards fire prevention.
The goal of the Union Bay Fire Rescue / Comox Valley Regional District chipping program is to provide Union Bay with solutions to deal with woody shrubs, windfall branches and limbs up to 18 inches in diameter by 30 feet. By reducing the need for burning, air quality is preserved and the potential risk of other accidental fires is decreased.
As well, the department would like to acknowledge the outstanding service provided by Above and Beyond Tree Service – this year’s successful contractor. Chad’s team was acknowledged by numerous participants regarding their efficiency.
Union Bay Fire Rescue is looking forward to working with the Comox Valley Regional District to continue this fire safety initiative next year.
Fire Chief – Ian W. Ham