The City of Campbell River and We Wai Kai First Nation have teamed up to enhance FireSmart initiatives.
The communities will be able to improve these efforts thanks to a $85,577 grant through the Union of B.C. Municipalities FireSmart Community Funding and Supports program.
“By partnering with the We Wai Kai First Nation, we were able to maximize funding opportunities and create efficiencies,” said Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty in a news release. “Together, we are using the grant funding for our community to provide enhanced Fire and Life Safety education related to wildfires, using FireSmart principles.”
This year’s initiatives include infrastructure assessments, better FireSmart signs, enhanced firefighter training and a rebate program for homeowners who finish certain FireSmart activities.
Another featured initiative is FireSmart home ignition zone hazard assessments, and those interested can call 250-286-6266.