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Vancouver, BC responds to increase in single-room occupancy fires with fire safety pilot

Vancouver, BC Fire Safety Single-Room Occupancy Pilot

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City officials approved a CAD 110,000 pilot following a doubling in SRO fires from 2018 to 2022. The one-year project will build partnerships between the fire department and fire safety peers in 18 SRO buildings. Each fire safety peer works with firefighters on outreach and training fellow residents about fire hazards. The fire safety pilot also calls for annual fire drills, improved escape plans, and ongoing surveys of resident concerns.


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Vancouver approves pilot project to improve fire safety in SROs

The City of Vancouver has unanimously approved funding for a new pilot program in hopes of reducing the number of fires in single-room occupancy (SRO) buildings across the city after a steady rise in fires over the past several years. Councillors voted on Tuesday to spend $110,000 on the project to create fire safety plans, identify fire risks and appoint tenants to lead fire safety initiatives in more than a dozen buildings across the city. "This proposal for fire safety peers in the hotels to


Vancouver SRO fires: Council to consider safety grant | CTV News

The number of structure fires in single room occupancy buildings in Vancouver has increased dramatically in recent years, according to firefighters. A proposal coming to city council this week aims to help change that trend.

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