Saturday, May 7th, National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
The importance of community preparedness to avoid devastation from wild fires is all too evident this week, with hundreds of homes and businesses being destroyed and over 70,000 residents evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta by a raging forest fire. And last year, dozens of homes were destroyed in the Rock Creek / Westbridge area however many homes that were FireSmart ready survived. With many of our neighbours hailing from Ft. Mac; our hearts go out to their families and friends still living there.
Let’s accomplish something great and organize our community by participating in a project that reduces our wildfire threat.
Efforts will raise community wildfire awareness, help protect homes and help neighbourhoods and the entire community by working towards becoming FireSmart.
Come and join us at the RDOS Park known as the Sasquatch Pond this Saturday May 7th at 10:00 am to help clean-up our park. Bring your work gloves!
- 10:00 am – introductions/ demonstrations
- 10:15 am – break-up into small groups and clean-up vegetation and prune trees
- 12:00 pm – BBQ
- 1:00 pm – clean-up
Our Fire Department will be on hand, we will have a display of yard equipment, a professional tree faller and your FireSmart Committee members will be available to handle any questions.
For more information on National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, click on the link below.