Users of a popular trail network in Campbell River will notice emergency information signs throughout the park.
Campbell River Fire Department announced Thursday that it has installed 24 “FireSmart” signs within the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands trail network and parking areas.
Each sign, according to the department, has an emergency location marker consisting of letters and numbers that link to GPS coordinates in the North Island 911 fire dispatch system.
The department says the new signs will assist emergency crews when responding to incidents by significantly improving location accuracy.
“These signs will help emergency crews quickly locate incidents and respond,” says Shawn Hall, fire and life safety educator. “Each sign also includes fire safety messaging and QR codes that link to FireSmart information to help residents and visitors protect themselves and our community from wildfire risks.”