Are you interested in FIRESMART for your neighbourhood?

Stefanie Poisson

DISTRICT OF CLEARWATER –  ARE YOU INTERESTED in FIRESMART for Your Neighbourhood?

 What is FireSmart you ask? FireSmart is about Individual homeowners (private land owners) and the wider community taking simple steps to reduce the impact of wildfires within their neighbourhood and community. The District of Clearwater has recently been successful in obtaining a grant to work towards becoming a FireSmart Community – this can be achieved by educating our community on FireSmart practices.

The District is looking for neighbourhood point persons to participate in a steering committee of volunteer representatives to be responsible for driving FireSmart initiatives in Clearwater throughout 2016. If you are interested in being a neighbourhood representative from one of the following neighbourhoods which were identified in the District’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan please submit an Letter of Interest. We are looking for point persons from the following high priority neighbourhoods:

  • Dutch Lake Subdivision
  • Weyerhaeuser Subdivision
  • Wyndhaven Subdivision
  • Fawn Road/Lake Summit
  • Greer Subdivision
  • Raft River Area
  • Sunshine Valley

The District will be accepting Letter of Interest by 4:00 p.m. February 1st, 2016 from volunteers who are interested in putting their name forth to serve on the FireSmart Steering Committee. You may apply by submitting your letter of interest to participate in the FireSmart Steering Committee, Attention: Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer, by email lgroulx@docbc.ca or letter at 209 Dutch Lake Road, postal mail to Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0, or fax to 250-674-2173.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mike Smith, Fire Chief for District of Clearwater at 250-674-1278 or by emailing: msmith@docbc.ca.

 

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