Join Guest Speakers for a presentation and Q & A session to learn the importance and urgency of establishing a FireSmart Program at Silver Star Mountain, and learn how you can play your part.

FireSmart Community Educational Event
GUEST SPEAKERS: Alastair Crick, RDNO Manager Protective Service

Lawrie Skolrood, FireSmart Canada representative

WHEN:  Tuesday March 21, 2017
TIME:  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
WHERE: NATC Auditorium , Silver Star Mountain
This event is supported by the Silver Star Property Owners Association.

The Slave Lake fire that wiped out a community over the time span of a few hours five years ago has faded from the memories of all but the directly affected people.  The recent fires in Ft. St. John, BC and Ft. McMurray, AB have made people all over Canada sit up and take notice.  The fire that wiped out homes and property from Westbridge to Rock Creek, BC in 2015 places the wildfire events right in our back yard.

There is no mystery that the Silver Star community is at risk and needs to act immediately and decisively on preparing for wildfires and take steps to mitigate or minimize what could be an absolute disaster.  How this can be accomplished is also not a mystery as FireSmart manuals www.firesmartcanada.ca/resources-library/protecting-your-community-from-wildfire and FireSmart community information, www.firesmartcanada.ca/become-firesmart/community-members/ has been available for a number of years.

Having a community “champion” and like-minded activists that can work with SSFR/BXSLFR and Silver Star Resort personnel to create a FireSmart Community or Communities is in everyone’s best interest and the need is immediate.

Enjoy a one-hour presentation and Q&A session to build support in establishing a FireSmart Program at Silver Star Mountain Resort and learn how you can play your part.

Press/media links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHmsJhwhyNo

http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/keyword/alan-westhaver/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/widespread-destruction-of-fort-mcmurray-homes-largely-preventable-report-says-1.3736287

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/too-little-being-done-to-protect-communities-from-wildfires-expertssay/article30113288/

FireSmart Community Educational Event