Oliver Fire Department raising funds through BBQ and Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire t-shirts

Wildfire t-shirt fundraiser

The Oliver Fire Department is inviting the public to join them for the end of Fire Prevention Week, with live demonstrations, a BBQ and the opportunity to support the department.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, stop by the fire hall at 369 Similkameen Avenue for hotdogs by-donation and the chance to see local firefighters demonstrating some of their skills.

They will also have smoke detector giveaways, and a fundraising t-shirt for sale commemorating the Nk'Mip Creek wildfire this past summer.

"[T-shirt sales] will assist the department in purchasing more gear and enhanced training to help us deal with these types of wildfires," the OFD explained when they launched the fundraiser.

"This design was inspired by Taylor Baptiste and has been approved by the Osoyoos Indian Band."

The Nk'Mip Creek wildfire sparked between Oliver and Osoyoos July 19, 2021 and prompted evacuation alerts and orders throughout the region for weeks, as well as destroying some property. The Oliver Fire Department assisted BC Wildfire Service in responding to the fire.

T-shirts are $25 each and will be available Saturday while supplies last. No delivery is available.

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