This Saturday, community groups across Canada will participate in their 3rd annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
Press releases shared Thursday (in English, et en Français) promote this ongoing effort to support Canadian communities’ actions to reduce their risk to wildfire. The event is managed by Partners in Protection Association/FireSmart Canada, in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and The Co-operators. The press releases also share comments by Kelly Johnston, executive director of FireSmart Canada, on the great value of the day.
The Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD) in Canada provided funding for 20 projects across the country, with an additional 14 project receiving support from their provincial governments. Funding applications for 2017 more than doubled from last year.
Canada’s theme this year is, “Together We Are Prepared,” which highlights the importance of collaborative efforts by communities, the fire service, youth groups, and others.
NFPA is proud to support Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada and the efforts of all involved to increase community action in reducing their risk to wildfire.