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FireSmart

Mon, 2018-09-24

With the air thick with smoke right now everyone is thinking about forest fires.  All communities in BC are at risk, and being surrounded by forest, Homalco is no different.

In order to reduce the risk to our community the Homalco Emergency Management Committee has teamed up with the First Nations Emergency Services Society, the Union of BC Municipalities, and the Campbell River Fire Department to help us be “FireSmart”.

FireSmart means living with and managing for wildfire.  Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. Community members, community leaders, and all levels of government have a responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfire. FireSmart uses preventative measures to reduce wildfire threat to communities.

We will be working with Land Forest People Consulting and Margaret Symon of Strathcona Forestry Consulting to assess our properties, homes, and building and identify what we need to do.  The assessments will be happening September 24th.  There is more information to come on that but please put that date on your calendar.

We are inviting all community members to work together in preparing their homes to be as resistant to wildfire as possible.  While the purpose is to protect lives and property, our goal is to be recognized as a FireSmart Community.  This FireSmart graphic tells the story on what things we can do!

For more information please contact Keanna or Alison at the office.

(250) 923-4979

 

 

For some more information on FireSmart in your home check out the following video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZWwC0PhUk&feature=youtu.be