SIFCo has been working with the Villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver to carry out upgrades on community structures to help mitigate the risk of wildfire to these structures. The upgrades were funded by UBCM through their Community Resiliency Investment Fund. All of the structures were Assessed by a local Firesmart representative and we used Firesmart principles and guidelines to carry out the upgrades. In Slocan we upgraded the Village Office. Examples of the Upgrade
As part of our Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program we have created and installed two permanent signs in the villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver. These signs are designed to educate and inform the public about local Wildfire risk, Wildfire danger rating and ways we can all help prevent Human caused wildfires in our area. for more information about the Slocan Valley wildfire Resiliency Program click here.
Join us for our first Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Spring Homeowners course. We will be presenting in Slocan and Silverton. The aim of this course is to help educate local residents on how they can better prepare their homes for Wildfire season. We hope to see you there.
As part of our Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program SIFCo has been in the process of creating a Wildfire Resilient garden next to the Silverton Fire hall. Upgrades were also carried out to the Firehall itself to reduce the overall structure wildfire hazard following the firesmart guidelines. The project has been coordinated on behalf of the three Villages of Slocan, Silverton and New Denver, by Michelle Griffiths (SVWRP Coordinator), Ray Nikkels (professional Landscaper)
The prescribed burn we had planned for the Trozzo Creek area this spring 2022 has been postponed. After monitoring the area with BC wildfire Services and discussing incoming weather patterns with local weather experts it was decided that an appropriate burn window this spring was unobtainable. When carrying out a prescribed burn many factors determine the appropriate time to ignite the area. Some of these factors include fuel moisture, precipitation, wind speed and direction