Community Wildfire Roundtables
Community Wildfire Roundtables bring together people and organizations that work on wildfire protection for BC Interior communities. The connection helps enhance coordination and communication among those responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction.
New Community Wildfire Roundtables have started work in Prince George & Area and in Quesnel & Area. There are also roundtables in Williams Lake, Lillooet, Clearwater and Clinton and surrounding areas. FBC's Northern Interior and Thompson teams provide facilitation and administrative support.
About the Roundtables
Community Wildfire Roundtables help BC Interior communities by supporting good coordination and communication among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction. There's never been a more important tim, with both BC and Canada having experienced in 2023 the worst fire seasons on record.
Members of these Roundtables review and discuss progress on wildfire management activities, including:
The Roundtables are important in implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) also. As set out by the BC Wildfire Service, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan serves to:
There are now six community wildfire roundtables:
2023 Educational Event
How do fire disasters happen? What can you do to better protect your home from fire risk?
Community Wildfire Roundtables together hosted a series of free public presentations in May 2023 — in Lillooet, Clinton, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Clearwater — to help homeowners take a FireSmart™ approach to home maintenance and security. The video of the Williams Lake presentation is also now available.
The Fraser Basin Council provides facilitation and secretariat support to the roundtables.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Simpson, Consultant