Fire Smart Workshops Coming to Crawford Bay and Gray Creek in June


FireSmart Presentation – 2 hours

  • Where: Crawford Bay Hall
  • When: Thursday, June 4, 2015 —7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free – sponsored by RDCK – Area A

The FireSmart Presentation:
This 2 hour presentation is intended for East Shore residents that are concerned with the wildfire risk they may be facing on their individual properties and within their community.
Don Mortimer, a consultant specializing in wildland urban interface fire issues will cover a range of topics with a general focus on assessing your wildfire risk and using FireSmart mitigations to reduce your wildfire hazard.

General Overview on:
 Risk of Wildfire in the Interface
 Interface Fire Issues
 How are Buildings Ignited by Wildfire?
 Interface Fire Suppression Challenges
 Video – ‘Wildfire: Preventing Home Ignitions’

Working with the FireSmart Home Owners Manual participants will learn the basics of:
 Assessing your Wildfire Risk
 Reducing your Wildfire Hazard

The wildland interface fire hazard existing in your community can be mitigated – learn about the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program and how this national initiative can assist you to work with your neighbours to implement FireSmart mitigations in your community.

Questions – phone Laverne Booth – Coordinator (250) 551-5827

Wildland Urban Interface Hazard Assessment + Mitigation Course

Gray Creek Hall – This 8 hour presentation is for residents seeking a more in-depth coverage of topics covered in the 2 hour FireSmart Presentation. Participants will review wildland urban interface fire issues, use of the FireSmart Hazard Assessment System and implementation of FireSmart recommended guidelines to mitigate assessed hazards. A field session will provide participants an opportunity to practice hazard assessment and mitigation skills.

Don Mortimer, a consultant specializing in wildland urban interface fire issues is a co-author of the FireSmart: Protecting Your Community from Wildfire manual. This manual is the national standard for interface fire protection. Don also works closely with FireSmart Canada a national non-profit association that has recently launched the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program and National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (May2).

  • June 5, 2015
  • 8:30 – 4:30
  • Gray Creek Hall
  • Cost: $20.00

Ph Laverne Booth – Coordinator (250) 551-5827 to register.

 The practical session will require a local field site with a variety of structures situated in high/extreme hazard locations.
 Participants will work with the instructor using the Hazard Assessment Forms and Checklists to accomplish a site-specific application of the three-part FireSmart mitigation strategy.

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Ingrid has been the owner and editor of The East Shore Mainstreet newspaper since 2002. She lives and works out of her home in Gray Creek alongside her husband Juergen and children Zoe and Luka.

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