Is Banff ready for wildfires? Tomorrow morning, please come to the Wild Flour Bakery from 7:30 - 9 a.m. for a free Q&A discussion with wildfire specialist Dr. Marie-Pierre Rogeau, PhD; former Calgary Fire Captain Kevin Collison; retired Parks Canada fire specialists, and me. We'll talk about the threat of wildfires on the town of Banff.
Recent evacuations of Kelowna, Fort McMurray and Waterton, and the current raging wildfires in California, make it clear that this ominous threat is becoming more pervasive. What can we all do to ensure our alert system and evacuation plans are effective so that no one - not the vulnerable, not seniors, not pets - gets left behind during an evacuation?
Banff's wildfire preparedness will be a priority issue for me once I'm elected to Town Council. And with this week being National Fire Prevention Week, I want to get this community conversation started, with the generous help of these knowledgeable experts.
See you there!