While many of us enjoy a warm, dry summer, this weather increases the fire hazard in our parks. Residents and visitors play an important role in fire prevention and detection. Here are some tips for keeping our parks fire safe in any season:
The following activities are prohibited in our parks and beaches:
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Metro Vancouver, and the Vancouver Park Board work together in a coordinated approach to protect Vancouver's urban forest, especially heavily treed parks, through fire prevention, suppression, and preparation.
With special equipment and protocols, comprehensive staff training, inter-agency developed plans, improved communications, and a variety of public education tools, we hope to ensure that our parks stay open and safe for the public.