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April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Max Bell Building, Banff Centre
Banff, AB T1L 1A1

FireSmart Forum
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FireSmart Forum

Monday, April 23

Banff residents interested in learning more about wildfire protection and how to reduce risk to their home should attend the FireSmart Forum. Featuring a keynote presentation by Alan Westhaver, who will share his learnings from conducting the post-fire forensic reviews of the Fort McMurray, Slave Lake, and Kelowna wildfires. Information sessions will follow for residents interested in becoming neighbourhood champions. Learn how to evacuate and how to shelter in place, as well as about the Town's combustible roof replacement incentive. Parks Canada will host an interactive workshop on fire ecology.

Keynote speaker Alan Westhaver
  • What was learned from the Horse Creek Fire in Fort McMurray

Followed by information sessions for residents:
  • Become a FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion
  • Parks Canada Fire Ecology and Restoration in the Park

Learn about:
  • Moving toward a FireSmart home
  • Combustible Roof Replacement Incentive
  • Recommended plants and building materials
  • The Town’s Emergency Planning
  • How to Evacuate and How to Shelter in Place
  • Parks Canada Landscape Level Wildfire Management