AUGUST 16TH 2013 -10th ANNIVERSARY OF OKANAGEN FIRES.

On this day in 2003 the Okanagen Fire started in the interior of BC. By the time this interface fire  was over over 30,000 people have been  affected and over 200 homes destroyed. This fire created one of the largest evacuations in Canadian history. The final size of the fire was over 225 square kilometers or 61,000 acres. ARES units from around the Province participated along with 60 fire departments, 1400 members of the Canadian  Armed Forces and over 1,000 forest fire fighters..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Okanagan_Mountain_Park_Fire

CECA AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING

The August monthly meeting will be held Thursday Aug 22 2013 at 1900 hrs. The location will be the Nanaimo EOC at #1 Firehall on Fitzwilliam Street. Please remember to bring your  handbook.   ID will be required for entry.