Updates and Resources

Emergency Preparedness Week 2021

Are you prepared? May 1, 2021 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and May 2-9, 2021 is Emergency Preparedness Week.

Check out the Events tab for workshop dates and times

Attend any one of these sessions to win some great emergency related prizes! Registration is required.

Where: Virtual via Zoom, a link will be sent upon registration. Please note an internet capable device with sound is required

Register by email or phone: emergencyservices@rdn.bc.ca or 250-390-6759. Please include your name, email address, and which session you will attend.

FireSmart activities don’t always cost money. Check out these easy and effective Tips while you start your Spring Cleaning!

  • Try making sure your gutters are free of debris, clear any material from underneath your deck, and stack your fire wood at least 10 meters away from your home!
  • Spring has Sprung! Make sure your lawns are trimmed shorter than 10 centimeters, and create a watering plan to keep them well hydrated!
  • Why not take the easy way out this year and try planting a rock garden! Low maintenance, no watering, and the best part is, you’re reducing the flammable fuels around your home!

For more easy FireSmart tips, check out https://homeowners-manual.firesmartbc.ca/.

Upcoming Wildfire Resiliency Projects

The RDN has received funding to complete 7 Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans across the district. CWRPs are used to assess wildfire threat and risk within a community by analyzing the local environment, and by engaging local community stakeholders. The goal is to create a feasible plan to prepare and educate the public on how to keep their communities ready for wildfire! Stay tuned on: Get Involved RDN for more updates on these projects

Visit the RDN Emergency Services Website for more Emergency Preparedness information

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