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.