Join Us for Wildfire Preparedness Day on Sunday, June 2!

Thursday, May 23, 2024 – As wildfire season begins in B.C., it’s more important than ever to ensure we are prepared. We are pleased to announce that Broombusters in Sooke is leading a Wildfire Preparedness Day event, in collaboration with the District of Sooke, which will take place on Sunday, June 2, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The event will be held at the Stickleback Urban Trail Head near Journey Middle School on Ponds Park Corridor (see photos).

Wildfire Preparedness Day is an opportunity for community members to come together to help FireSmart the area and to learn valuable strategies to protect their homes and properties from wildfires. The event will include:

  • Community Clean-Up: Join us in clearing flammable vegetation and debris along the trail to create a safer environment.
  • Education: Experts will provide information on how to fire-smart your home and property, including tips on creating defensible space and using fire-resistant building materials.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Learn how to develop an emergency plan for your family, including evacuation routes and emergency supply kits.

“We want to empower our community with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves from wildfires,” said Sooke Fire Chief Ted Ruiter. “This event is a great way to come together, make a difference, and ensure we are all better prepared for an emergency, such as the threat of wildfire.”

Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and bring gloves and any personal tools they have for vegetation clearing. Water and light refreshments will be provided.

Don’t miss this chance to make a positive impact in your community and enhance your own wildfire preparedness. We look forward to seeing you there!

As always, carpooling and alternative modes of transportation to District events is encouraged. Parking is available nearby at Journey Middle School.

For more information, please contact:
Madison Crawford, Fire Protection
District of Sooke
Tel: 250.642.5422

Media contact:
Christina Moog, Communications
District of Sooke
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678