Pre-Planning is worth its weight in gold!

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Weight in Gold
As the education sessions at the 2011 Backyards & Beyond conference kicked off Thursday morning, Greg Bartlett, a wildfire fire and safety professional and research student at Brandon University in Canada, addressed a group of around 20 fire service and other WUI professionals, with his presentation, "Pre-Planning is Worth its Weight in Gold," which detailed how his quick action, expertise and in-depth knowledge of the WUI helped avert a potential crisis to a goldmine from four large fires that threatened the Province of Saskatchewan.

Greg also talked about lessons learned about how the importance of emergency and incident pre-planning is the key to reducing wildfire risk to communities. 

To learn more, check out the information and resources page on the Firewise website.