Cariboo FireSmart Representative Workshop

A free, two-day workshop on becoming a Local FireSmart Representative will be offered in Williams Lake on February 24 & 25, 2015. Local government and First Nations’ fire and emergency preparedness staff and elected officials are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is being delivered in each of the province’s six Fire Centres during 2014-2015, and has already been held in Creston and Nanaimo.

The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to help protect their communities from wildland-urban interface fires, including: 

  • An understanding of WUI concepts, wildfire hazard assessments and FireSmart activities;
  • Tools and skills to recruit and motivate volunteer community leaders;
  • Mentoring abilities to work with self-organized groups of citizens as they plan and implement wildfire threat mitigation in their own neighbourhoods.

Information on the 8-step FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program, Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative grant program and the Wildfire Management Branch’s Landscape Fire Management initiative will be presented.

See this printable one-page brief [PDF - 136 KB] for more detailed information on the workshop.

Sponsored by the Provincial Fuel Management Working Group in coordination with Partners in Protection, the workshop is free of charge, however registration is required by February 16, 2015. Register online or contact lgps@ubcm.ca for more information.

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