National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is coming on May 7th and as a host of the events in West Kelowna I have decided to create a series of posts regarding fire safety and how we as a community can battle the upcoming forest fire season.
As sponsors of Preparedness Day, The Co-operators, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are committed to raising wildfire awareness, promoting collaboration and bringing neighbours together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
I encourage you to visit their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FireSmartCanada) to connect with other communities and share stories about FireSmart events on May 7th!
To receive information about the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition program, please be sure to visit www.firesmartcanada.ca/firesmart-communities.
Remember the best way to prepare for a forest fire is to prevent forest fires, be a smart camperand listen to the campfire bans. Try to remove dry and rotting wood that would fuel a fire around your home, camp site, or even in parks.
Be sure to watch for more information on how you can be a part of West Kelownas Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Event.