This is a two day workshop running 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. In order to receive your completion certificate, attendance for both days is mandatory.
Fire response and land or municipal managers familiar with wildland/urban interface (WUI) issues and FireSmart® principles that wish to implement the FireSmart® Canada Community Recognition Program (FCCRP) in their jurisdiction by serving as Local FireSmart® Representatives (LFR`s) are the primary target audience.
• Wildland fire management agency / Municipal fire department staff
• Emergency Management agency staff
• Rural or urban planners or managers
• Office of the Fire Commissioner/Fire Marshall agency staff
• WUI specialists (e.g. RPF’s, RFT’s, other land specialists with wildland fire responsibilities)
Note: A shorter duration (1/2 day) ‘FireSmart® Community Champion’ workshop is also offered as a component of the FCCRP and will be delivered subsequently by LFR’s in their respective jurisdictions. Persons wishing to be involved in the FCCRP but who do not have a professional affiliation with WUI fire protection / prevention / planning are advised to enroll in the Community Champion workshop when offered in their community.
This workshop has been developed to assist community leaders and fire professionals to become familiar with and implement all components of the FireSmart® Canada Community Recognition Program. The training provided in this two-day workshop will also equip you – the Local FireSmart® Representative with an understanding of current wildland/urban interface concepts and wildfire hazard assessments, with tools and skills to recruit and motivate volunteer community leaders, and mentoring abilities to work with self-organized groups of citizens as they plan and implement wildfire mitigations in their own neighbourhoods.