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Cheese company and firefighters team for wildfire safety

A tasty promotion in the Comox Valley could one day save your home from wildfire.

Courtenay company Natural Pastures Cheese has a new cheese called Pacific Wildfire.

They are offering their new cheese for half price (with a coupon) to anyone who buys a home sprinkler protection kit from Comox Fire Rescue.

Comox Fire Rescue has just received another order of the Wildfire Protection Kits roof sprinklers. They have sold about 150 of these kits already this year.

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“This seemed like a perfect connection,” said Doug Smith of Natural Pastures Cheese Company.

“We help firefighters sell these important wildfire protection kits and customers can try our new cheese at a discount.” The company is also donating a percent of the Pacific Wildfire Cheese sales to the firefighter’s benevolent fund.

During a wildfire, embers can be carried a long distance. Hot embers can easily ignite a dry roof or surrounding area. The WASP gutter mounted sprinkler system is designed to help protect homes from these hot embers.

Comox Fire Rescue says the wildfire protection kits provide a simple and quick way to get water on your roof and the surrounding area, adding that the kits are quick and easy to install and come with everything needed to help protect a standard size home. No ladders or tools are required.

“Our last three orders sold out within days so we expect these will go fast also as the weather is certainly heating up now,” Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner said.

“Our fire department uses these same sprinklers in our structural protection trailer and throughout our province. They are designed to be quickly deployed in an area threatened by wildfire.”

For more information email [email protected]

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