- May 20, 2017
- 9:00 am
- Firewise Community Event
Celebrating 15 years of Firewise certification!
Join us for our annual community wildfire preparedness & education event. The national Firewise Communities Program started in 2002 to empower neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Over 1,300 communities nationwide participate in the Firewise Program. This year marks the 15th consecutive year that Emigration Canyon has been recognized as a Firewise community – one of only 9 such communities in the nation! The Emigration Canyon Community Council is planning an extra special Firewise event this year to celebrate this achievement.
Come meet with Firefighter Specialists and Officers to find out what you can do to protect your family and your home during the fire season.
Come for a FREE breakfast catered by Ruth’s Diner, Starbucks coffee, and bring the kids for pictures with Smokey Bear and Unified Police Department’s mascot Sergeant Siren!
Come rain or shine. We’ll be under the pavilion at Camp K. Come any time between 9 and noon.
- Ready-Set-Go! – learn when and how to evacuate
- Push To Survive – learn the new CPR protocols
- Burn Pan – small household fire fighting 101, hands-on UFA supervised fire suppression training
- UFA Fire Safety Trailer – Teaching kids about hazards in the home
- Fire Simulator – watch different scenarios of fire in the canyon
- Defensible Space – how to clear fire fuels from around your house
- Earthquakes – experts from the University of Utah Seismograph Station
- Radon Test – information from the State of Utah
- Activities – fun activities and fire swag for the kids
- Socialize – catch up with your neighbors
- The Firewise Program – http://www.firewise.org
- Defensible Space – http://firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape/defensible-space.aspx
- Ready, Set, Go! Program – http://wildlandfirersg.org
- Firewise Landscaping for Utah: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/FirewiseLandscaping2012.pdf (PDF)