Firefighters speak at the site of a fast-moving fire in a forested park near homes in Hope on Aug. 14, 2021. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Firefighters speak at the site of a fast-moving fire in a forested park near homes in Hope on Aug. 14, 2021. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Hope residents invited to Zoom discussion in reducing fire risk around the home

Community group offering public information session online

Residents of Hope and neighbouring communities are invited to a virtual wildfire risk reduction presentation on Wednesday, July 6.

Hosted by the Hope Citizens Emergency and Disaster Planning Committee (HCEDPC), it takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. The session will be facilitated by a Registered Forest Professional and certified FireSmart Representative and will consist of a 30-minute long presentation followed by a Q&A session.

“Provincial Strategic Threat Analysis (PSTA) maps potential wildfire threats and the area surrounding Hope is defined as High to Extreme on this wildfire threat scale,” a news release states. “Living in the wildland-urban interface means we need to understand how to live with wildfire. By incorporating FireSmart principles around our homes and working together as neighbourhoods, we can reduce the risk of damage and become a more resilient community.”

No pre-registration is necessary.

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87414328758?pwd=aksxU3dmblQ0RURlVitVd0xlZ2lDdz09

The meeting ID is 874 1432 8758 and the passcode is aiJy3j.

For more info, email the HCEDPC at hopecitizensdisastercommittee@gmail.com

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