News from Kamloops

May 5, 2016

Emergency Services Day First of its Kind

Kamloops, B.C. - For the first time ever, Emergency Services in Kamloops are joining forces to present Emergency Services Day on May 14, 2016.

This free event combines Emergency Preparedness Week with National Police Week to provide the opportunity for residents to meet their emergency response community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn about Kamloops community’s emergency services team and learn how you can be better prepared for an emergency event.

Taking place in the North Parking Lot of Aberdeen Mall on Saturday, May 14th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, this event features a variety of emergency services partners, ranging from Kamloops Fire Rescue, local RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and many others.

Over two dozen partners will be on site, including CN and CP Police, Conservation Service, the Air 4 RCMP Helicopter, the BCSPCA, and Emergency Management BC, just to name a few.

Kids are reminded to bring out their bikes to take part of the Annual Bike Rodeo. Although the Bike Rodeo is free, registration is mandatory. To register, call 250-828-3500 with registration #257482, or visit www.kamloops.ca/ezreg.

Residents can also bring their bike out to register for the 529 Garage Project, which is an anti-theft online registration application for bikes. RCMP Auxiliary Officers will be on hand to help with registry, or if you download the app and pre-register your bike, you can receive an anti-theft decal, normally purchased for $13. For more information on the 529 Garage Project, or to download the app, visit www.project529.com/garage.

A special thank you to Aberdeen Mall and Kamloops volunteers for their support to the community.

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Media Contacts:

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie
Kamloops RCMP
250-828-3068
Jodi.shelkie@rcmp-grc.bc.ca

Dan Sutherland, Assistant Chief Support Services, Emergency Coordinator
Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-571-2962
dsutherland@kamloops.ca

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