The Nelson Fire Department is reaching out to residents in the rural areas around the community.

Fire department sparks FireSmart message

Nelson Fire Rescue is partnering with Georama Growers to bring its “FireSmart” message of wildfire prevention

Nelson Fire Rescue is partnering with Georama Growers to bring its “FireSmart” message of wildfire prevention and preparedness to the Blewett area.

Fire department staff will be on site at Georama Growers on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. to talk about FireSmart principles for landscape design. Through its ongoing Wildfire Outreach Program, the fire department seeks to encourage gardeners to think about what types of decorative shrubs they choose to plant close to their homes.

By making the right FireSmart choices in their landscaping design, residents can help lessen the risk to their home in the event of a wildfire.

The department would like to encourage gardeners and home owners to come out to Georama Growers on Saturday to help make Nelson a FireSmart community.

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