Fernie gets Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant
The City of Fernie is welcoming $102,525 in provincial grant funding to support wildfire-risk-reduction initiatives in the community.
Fernie is one of 13 local governments in the Southeast Fire Centre receiving funding this year through the FireSmart Community Funding and Supports category of the Community Resiliency Investment program.
The funds awarded to the city will be used to assist with education, development considerations, interagency co-operation, emergency planning, cross-training, and FireSmart activities in residential areas.
In total the B.C. government is providing $13,047,561 for 107 wildfire-risk-mitigation projects throughout the province.