Rotary at New Fire Hall Open House

Posted By Robert Ballantyne

On Saturday, September 24th, the new Bowen Island Fire Hall on Miller Road was officially opened. The day was celebrated with an Open House. The Rotary Club of Bowen Island participated with a display of its safety programs — especially those that are done in cooperation with the Fire Department.


Before the public arrive the fire trucks are brought out for a wash

At the back of the administration side of the Fire hall is a large room for courses and other events. That’s where Bowen Rotary set up its display.

Rotarians Steven Trende and Andrew Gourlay prepare the Rotary display

Displays in the multi-purpose room included the Fire Department, Bowen Rotary, the Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program (NERP), and B.I. Emergency Support Services

It was a beautiful day and many islanders came by to tour the facilities and talk to Rotary about its safety programs.

The Display focused on three Rotary programs:

  1. Reflective Street Numbers that facilitate emergency vehicles finding houses
  2. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that have been appearing in most neighbourhoods around Bowen Island. When the funding for an AED is secured, Rotary facilitates the neighbourhood training. The Fire Department ensure that the batteries are in good condition.
  3. Be Bright at Night is a Rotary program to encourage people to be visible at night on our dark roads that have no street-lamps and no sidewalks.

Rotary reflective tags distributed by Bowen Rotary as part of the Be Bright at Night Program