2021 Banff Wildfire Forum

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Get Wildfire Ready

Participate in this evening discussion - online - about the latest research on wildfire risk, Banff wildfire response plans, and what people in our community need to know and do to be ready for wildfire.

You are invited to:

  • Learn how climate change is affecting wildfire in Canada and our region
  • Hear about fighting bush fires in Australia and how lessons learned help landscape fire management and emergency preparedness in Banff National Park
  • Learn how the Town of Banff and Parks Canada are prepared to respond to wildfire
  • Learn what residents and businesses need to do to prepare for wildfire season
  • Provide input and ask questions about the Town’s emergency response plan

 Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (with intermission)

How: participate online in the Zoom video webinar

Who should participate:

  • People who live in the Town of Banff and elsewhere in Banff National Park
  • Businesses in the Banff townsite and region
  • Organizations and Agencies in the Bow Valley involved in Emergency Coordination Centre 

Register Today: https://banff.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a2TxRLgJRgCvsPfViSIppw

 Presenters include:

  • Dr. Mike Flannigan, Professor of Wildland Fire and Director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, University of Alberta
  • Chief Silvio Adamo, Director of Protective Services, Fire Chief, and Director of Emergency Management, Town of Banff
  • Jane Park, Fire/Vegetation Specialist, Banff Field Unit, Parks Canada Agency
  • Don Mortimer, Fireline Consulting & Instruction and FireSmart Neighbourhood Champion Program
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