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.
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.
The Display focused on three Rotary programs:
- Reflective Street Numbers that facilitate emergency vehicles finding houses
- 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.
- 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.