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Posted: September 12, 2016

FireSmart workshop tomorrow eve

The City of Fernie is participating in a nation-wide initiative that provides people living in fire-prone areas like Fernie with the knowledge and organizational means to significantly reduce their vulnerability to wildfire.

The FireSmart Community Recognition Program encourages self-organized groups of residents to take the lead in implementing solutions for wildfire safety in their neighbourhoods – with the support of Fernie Fire and Emergency Services.

Fernie Fire and Emergency Services, with expert assistance from consultant Alan Westhaver, will be hosting a three-hour Community Champion Workshop to outline the wildfire risks we face, simple solutions for preventing home ignition, and how neighbours can work together to implement effective actions to avoid wildfire disasters, as at Fort McMurray or the Great Fernie Fire of 1908.

The Workshop is FREE and open to all civic-minded residents with concerns about wildfire protection and a willingness to work with their neighbours to take the initiative in reducing wildfire risks.

The Community Champion Workshop is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Drop In Centre (562-3rd Ave). Refreshments will be provided.

No prior knowledge or experience is required. Just an interest in protecting your home, and our community, from wildfire. Take up the challenge to become a FireSmart Community Champion in your neighbourhood!

To learn more about the Fernie Community Champion Workshop and to reserve a space, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] with your name, phone number, street address and e-mail address.

City of Fernie

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