A component of the Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program was assessing and mitigating critical community infrastructure for wildfire vulnerabilities. A total of three buildings were assessed and fully mitigated for wildfire risk; the New Denver
Community Gym, the Slocan Village Office, and the Silverton Fire Hall.
The purpose of these projects was to protect this infrastructure from wildfire and to serve as an educational tool for community members to reduce wildfire risks.
The wildfire mitigations followed the FireSmart building and Home Ignition zone guidelines to reduce wildfire risks to structures. At the Silverton Fire Hall demonstration project, we also installed a Wildfire Resiliency Garden to demonstrate landscape design and plant selection to reduce wildfire risk surrounding structures.
Educational signage was installed at each demonstration project and garden to educate the public on the actions taken to reduce wildfire risk. Below are some videos of the work that was carried out on these demonstration projects