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Climate Hub Webinar: Preparing for Wildfire Season

How can we best prepare for the potential heat, smoke and fire of summer?

Climate Hub Webinar: Preparing for Wildfire Season
Climate Hub Webinar: Preparing for Wildfire Season

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Guests

About the event

As we face another summer with risks of wildfires, heat and smoke, we look forward to sharing ways to build our community's resilience in the face of worsening climate impacts. We have 4 guest that will share about different aspects of what we can do personally and collectively.

  • We'll hear from Jon Jackson, with the RDCK, who will share some of the basics about what to do to prepare in advance for an emergency, where to get reliable information during an emergency. He'll also share about their Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), which supports neighbours to reach out and build resiliency within their own neighbourhood. During a disaster your neighbours will be your most reliable and immediate source of help, until assistance from first responders arrives.
  • Stephan Martineau, with Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo), will share about their Resiliency Centre in Appledale. He will share their experiences in creating the centre, including challenges and successes in building community while preparing for x extreme weather, smoke, wildfires and other emergencies. Stephan has worked in community development and ecosystem-based planning since 1993. His lifelong passion and pursuit is to move beyond ideas, discussions and theorizing to actually doing and being the changes we wish to see in the world.
  • Chris Bullock, with the East Kootenay Climate Hub will share their experience with DIY air purifiers, using simple materials for a much lower cost than commercial air purifiers. A great project to build community and distribute to those who would benefit from clear air during smoke season. Chris is an environmental engineer living in Cranbrook; he also previously lived in Castlegar.
  • Lastly, we'll hear from Garrett Fishlock about RDCK's FireSmart program to learn what we can do to make our properties and neighbourhoods safer from wildfires.

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