As the winds blow on another wildfire season, the District of Sooke is making sure homeowners stay ready as part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
FireSmart coordinator Ashlene Akatarian will host a public awareness and educational event at John Philllips Memorial Park on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help Sooke residents better prepare for the 2022 wildfire season.
Activities include learning about wildfire risk, the wildland-urban interface zone, and property protection.
Residents can also book a free FireSmart home assessment. To make an appointment, please call 250-642-5422.
Sooke is located within the wildland-urban interface zone meaning the community is at a greater risk of a devasting wildfire. Homeowners play an important role in wildfire prevention; they can directly reduce the wildfire risk and damage to their property using FireSmart principles, the District of Sooke stated in a press release.
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